Last week to my horror, I pulled up to Pegasus next to Peet’s in Danville to find an empty storefront. Thankfully, I was wise enough to ask in Peet’s about my favorite bicycle shop. The girl at the counter directed me to their new site in downtown Danville, across the parking lot from Starbuck’s. The store is now housed in a historic building facing Prospect Avenue but near to Hartz.
Pegasus’ new quarters are a bit smaller than their old ones and a bit further from Iron Horse Trail, but the customer is greeted with the same friendly service and invaluable expertise about everything connected with cycling. Do drop in to see Brian and Chris at their new location.
Pegasus Bicycle Works
We recently made a trip to the cold Pacific Northwest, as usual hauling our Dahon bicycles with us. Our first stop was in Eugene OR where we stayed at the new Inn at the 5th, the 5th being a reference to the 5th St. market. The room that we had the first night at this great hotel was perfect for us; there were bicycle decorations all over. The rooms are large with fireplaces and commodious bathrooms.
Our room at the Inn at the 5th
A bicycle decoration
That night we ate dinner at Marché, a wonderful French restaurant with an assortment of small plates as well as entreé-sized plates. My husband had a salad while I had a warming fall soup, and then we split a charcuterie plate.
The next morning, we headed first thing for the cycling trail even though rain was threatening. We parked at the parking lot at the Owen Rose Garden, where we headed south. Lots of walkers and other cyclists were out in the drizzly weather, and we enjoyed riding along the river on the leaf-strewn path. We turned around after about a half an hour, making it back to the car just as it was starting to rain.
A week later heading back toward our California home, we again stayed at the same hotel and ate at the same restaurant. This time we did a late afternoon ride heading in the opposite direction from our previous ride, and finishing up as dusk was falling and the lights along the path and all over Eugene were coming on. This ride was one of the prettiest that we have ever taken.
Dusk along the Willamette River