9:00 am - 6.7 miles / 26 minutes - 9:27 am
First flat 7 miles. Pushed bike 1 mile to home depot, had to buy a new wrench change tire.
10:27 am - 47.9 miles / 3 hours 47 minutes - 2:18 pm
Banbridge Loop Olympia, WA
WS host starting Tents for Troops free camping for service members.
AC the only
Tents for Troops, empanadas
Happy trails, sprinkles
6:00 am - 67.0 miles / 5 hours 24 minutes - 11:25 am
Reached Oregon... Flat fire and all spokes broke. Rode to 3 bike shops. Friend picked me up here! Beautiful, but rough day.
Washington to Oregon
Wheels wobblin spokes broke
11:25 am - 8.3 miles / 32 minutes - 11:58 am
Stayed with friend two nights. Watched opening round March Madness. Portland great bike town. Black lines doesn't add t o trip. I rode in a car.
6:00 am - 49.9 miles / 3 hours 15 minutes - 9:16 am
Met Bill at place of work he drove me to his house. Nice sunny day, bike rode well.
Comfort food and friends
Cycling shops, live music, sports
New tire, new hope
9:16 am - 8.4 miles / 33 minutes - 9:50 am
Day layover in Portland allowed Bill to ride part of this trip with me. Went to bike shop got new brak
es. Bill drove me home (black line)
Pedal Assist gone
Friday bangerz in my ears
6:00 am - 65.6 miles / 5 hours 25 minutes - 11:26 am
Bill rode part of the way. Rained on, pedal assist stopped working flat tire 6 miles out stopped at Lone Pine Farms. Handle of pump had fallen off. Klink cycles came and gave me a ride to Eugene Electric Bikes. Fixed EVERYTHING!!! AND gave me a crash course on electric bike 102.
Fellow Hoosiers host
Three humps, dog chase, flat tire, UGH
Broken pump, tow, games
11:26 am - 9.5 miles / 42 minutes - 12:09 pm
Stayed with WS hosts from Indiana. Played games all night.
6:00 am - 6.1 miles / 31 minutes - 6:34 am
Went to Wal-Mart bought a new pump. Princesses watched my bike. Bought jerky from them.
7:34 am - 52.3 miles / 4 hours 35 minutes - 12:10 pm
1 flat tire, rode 20 miles came down massive hill. Turned onto HWY 8 miles out back tire exploded.
Warm showers, saviour
Tire exploding, tunnel
Sand dunes, fellow Irish men
12:10 pm - 11.1 miles / 59 minutes - 1:10 pm
Called WS asking for a tow. He was unavailable, he called his friend who drove 12miles to pick me up. Offered me to stay with him day after St. patrick's day was fed corned beef, cabbage, brews. Definitely had Irish Blessings upon me that day. Tire popped on a straight away right after I was travelling 30mph downhill patched the tube earlier. Stayed with a lovely family. keith took me to buy a new tire and tube drove me around town to see the sand dunes. Lives off the grid.
6:00 am - 88.3 miles / 6 hours 18 minutes - 12:19 pm
2 flats crossed first major climb, 7 devils road. Road until 8:30pm to KOA- cold night, watched sunset. Made fire camped out. Dropped more weight.
Walrus noise, 2 flats
7 devils road, camping
Pushed limits, gas bike
6:00 am - 91.8 miles / 6 hours 7 minutes - 12:08 pm
Reached CA. Slept on floor of church. 2000+ cyclists hosted. Cold day. Just showed up to St Paul's Episcopal church they took me in. Road through redwoods!
Humbug mtn, redwoods,
flat, st pauls trinity, AA
6:00 am - 83.6 miles / 6 hours 41 minutes - 12:42 pm
Flat tire next to Eureka HS. Hosts' friend picked me up took me to get tube.
12:42 pm - 1.1 miles / 6 minutes - 12:49 pm
3 years to the day Rachelle hosted me after I hosted her. Thanks fbook. Cold rainy day, but Lovely night with friends who had an amazing shower,
Scenic route, flat tire,
Hitchhike, farms, three bridges, tough
PC, Rain, karma
6:00 am - 80.9 miles / 8 hours 13 minutes - 2:14 pm
Beautiful day. Started out with an Earthquake. Earthquakes in general are different when youre not used to them. Especially on the toilet. Drove through beautiful redwoods. Camped out. Rainy cold night in redwoods.
Mighty tall trees, wave
Pitch tent, fire, nature
6:00 am - 56.8 miles / 7 hours 17 minutes - 1:18 pm
Didnt get a full charge on batteries over big mountain pass back on coast. Passed a lot of small tows few inns. Rainy cold day. Pedaled 10 miles when the batteries ran out of charge. Knee flared up. Exhausted. Messaged WS host when I was .5miles away. she had a septic problem, injured chicken, and just moved. I accepted the bed and thanked her. She was a photographer/mycologist.
Lovely Jen, kind soul
Chicks, mycologist, photo
Saviour on the road
6:00 am - 81.0 miles / 8 hours 55 minutes - 2:56 pm
Flat tire, Hailed on in Gualala, charged batteries, rough day until I saw double rainbow. Knee is bothering me. Camped in bathroom
Hail, rainbow, ocean breeze
Oh nature youre the secret
6:00 am - 122.3 miles / 12 hours 47 minutes - 6:49 pm
Wonderful leisurely ride. No problems, been doing yoga stretches for my knee feels better. Perfect timing to meet my host and his family, fellow Wally.
Warm day, feeling good
No troubles, two dinners, grill
Vegan, steak, fish, pork
6:00 am - 52.4 miles / 6 hours 55 minutes - 12:56 pm
Met with a very good friend and gracious host. Went to a bike shop very nice, but PAS stopped working when I left there. Hmmmm.
Little convos, change
In city, different life, bike path
bike shop, leisure, bridge
Borrowed friends car went to Oakland and Alameda where my mom and her family spent part of the childhood. They were very pleased and said houses have changed. Came back, napped, blogged, rested. Met up with Lauren and Cory. Tyler, my host, Lauren, and Cory have been instrumental in this trip and have been behind me from day 1. Great to be with all of them at once.
6:00 am - 0 miles / 0 - 6:00 am
6:00 am - 13.4 miles / an hour 7 minutes - 7:08 am
Passed by Golden gate bridge before headed South.
ferry, sunny day
Golden Gate Bridge, flat, bay area,
left rushed, not prepared
7:08 am - 19.6 miles / 2 hours 14 minutes - 9:23 am
9:23 am - 8.2 miles / 59 minutes - 10:23 am
Day 34 - 35
Watched Pacers get a win... wind is changing directions.
6:00 am - 23.9 miles / an hour 56 minutes - 7:57 am
Town of 120 people wind in the face... woke up 4AM freezing. Front flat tire left papers at campground. rode 20miles and got a ride!
7:57 am - 39.2 miles / 4 hours 44 minutes - 1:42 pm