Welcome Dave, we too are Oregonian implants, me from England and my darling wife from England via Mexico (long story). We live near Merlin, Southern Oregon, and have been here for 8 years. We love it! And, yes, I love biking. Subject to the weather try to ride every other day. And Ashland isn’t that far away!
And I should have added that the Hog is an excellent place to be. Essential viewing every day!