I've just stumbled into a short lull at work, so I'm gonna hop on the bike tomorrow morning (Tues Aug 18) and head out for 4 days in NE Oregon. My primary goal is to cover some of the roads in the John Day country that I've not previously ridden (particularly along the northern fringes). It's gonna be hot (mid to upper 30s ), but that's unavoidable this time of year - I'll toss in my mesh jacket. ( I thought about staying closer to the coast, but there are fewer roads and it's not gonna be a lot cooler once you get away from the sea.)
My pattern is early mornings, 120-140 pace, long days, plenty of photo stops, budget motels, restaurant meals...
I realize this is ultra-last-minute, but if you want to keep me company and can arrange the time, shoot me a PM.