About Paula Joy Welter
I live in Sacramento, California. For many years, I wanted to do a self-supported bicycle tour somewhere. Four years ago, to this end, I bought a bike designed for such an adventure, a Bike Friday. Months before heading out, I planned a tour in a part of Oregon where there isn't as much traffic as where I live, and where the weather typically is not as hot during the summer. I did small three tours: One from Eugene to Corvalis, Oregon; one to Victoria, BC; and an overnight to Row River Bike Trail, in Cottage Grove, Oregon. I also met Karen (on my left), from Arizona, by way of the Bike Friday community page. Her Bike Friday is yellow; mine, "Amelia," is bright purple.