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CYCLING SENSATIONS People say that riding a bike gets us close to the sensation of flying. That was all I could think about as we descended from Prineville Reservoir into the valley along the Crooked River. I was cruising with Amy and we were having blast swooping down the river road together. The landscape was rich with basalt cliffs towering above a sharp, blue river that lives up to its name. The road follows the river’s curves, making for amazing riding through a stunning landscape. Our group had stretched apart before the climb to the reservoir, but we reunited for a break along the river where Jason and Martina had pulled off on a wide, grassy bank. Though the sun was beating down and we were entering the toasty part of the early afternoon, it was hard to submerge in the ice-cold water that had been released from the bottom of the reservoir. Jake and Jason went for it, jumping in without second thought, but their swim didn’t last long. Nevertheless, the water on my skin was a great antidote to the dust and sweat that had built up from the ride. Cleaned off, cooled down, and half dressed, I sat with my company and enjoyed the reunion.

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Profile for Lucas Winzenburg

Bunyan Velo: Travels on Two Wheels, Issue No. 05  

Bunyan Velo is a collection of photographs, essays, and stories celebrating the simple pleasures of traveling by bicycle.

Bunyan Velo: Travels on Two Wheels, Issue No. 05  

Bunyan Velo is a collection of photographs, essays, and stories celebrating the simple pleasures of traveling by bicycle.

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