This blog has been dormant for a while now, but it is about to be
So instead of climbing over the McKenzie Pass, as we did on the Trans Am tour from Sisters, the Cascades route maps directed us over Santiam Pass (elevation 1,468m). I can report that the route over the McKenzie Pass is by far the much better route for cyclists.
For the first time on the trip I found myself entering a town the I'd previously cycled through, which had the added bonus that it was Sisters and I new where to go: Sisters Coffee for coffee! The Eutosports Bike Shop for a cider; then to the Three Creeks Brewery for beer and food.
Then it was off to Bend for a visit to the Deshutes Brewery. All very good.