I will be back to explain the pics in a bit. Found a place to shower and camp. BRB
The first couple of pics are heading out of Wiccamucca, NV. The canyon had a "road closed" sign. I took it anyway and it was great to be on a road all to myself. The rest are Oregon. The last set of the "Cafe" .... There was a brand new sign that led me and plenty other to believe it was opened. there was electricity and clean water running. After I took a photo of the bus stop - a bus stopped right in front of me thinking I wanted to get on, WTF. lol We are going to be in Bend until Monday morning. It is very much like Boulder. I loved Boulder.
Just realized we are a hop from Portland. way too early for there Volvo gathering. hopefully can get new tires tomorrow. Going to hike/bike some of the trails here in Bend til Monday.
TurboJoe from turbobricks dog Chihuahua/italian mix and Polo ... Thank you Joe for taking us to a sweet Bike shop.
Also, found we had a broken spoke. Go figure. lol. All is merry on the bike.
After I get paid, I'll see what I can't do about forking over some $$.
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Had a great day with some passionate folks at Ahearne, Ristretto Roasters, and Sugar Wheel Works. Thank you Joesph for the hospitality and time. Do not lose the focus, somewhere someone needs your bikes.
Hey man, Just spent almost 2 hours reading this entire thread!!! You're truly an inspiration. I'm in Olympia WA. if you come through this way, dinner is on me....if I'm not working call or text
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Well if you're headed the really long way around to Astoria there is a huge group ride from Portland to Pacific City tomorrow!
edit* I forgot to mention, some of use will be camping on the beach after the ride in Pacific City. I know it's a long shot, just thought I would through that out there.
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Some of the pics I took today at IPD. I won 4 raffle prizes- lol. Then the "bad" that happened crossing rail tracks. ops:
Now I need some welding. At least the bike is not 100% fubar. The rack cannot go back on til I get a new tab welded on.
I had plans to visit the Southern Euro Gathering, but due to the broken mount ear of my rear rack - I do not like leaving my gear or dog behind, So I have found a beer to visit.
If you dont have that fixed yet, shoot me a message man... Ill get you squared away if you still need, or a place to crash for the night!
I too just stumbled across your journey. Truly amazing and inspiring! I really love seeing the photos and reading about your journey. You bet I'll be following this one!
I'm not sure where you are headed after Washington, but I assume east. I live in Issaquah which is east of Seattle so if you ride through here, we'll be happy to set you up in our livingroom and cook you a good meal! I also have a dog, so Polo will have some company
Good luck and be safe!!!
BSB strikes again
202 is very nice for a scenic route but it's a skinny road and I don't think there's a bike lane, or much room for a bike. Also past Fall City is a lot of winding roads so be careful!
And 202 is just a hop, skip, and a jump to Issaquah, so if you change your mind or want to make a pit stop, always welcome.
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BSB strikes again
Here is something very odd.... how much do I weigh? 135 lbs.
So apparently I am doing something right to not have lost weight, but actually gained it !?!?? or is it the elevation of damn near zero? I left home weighing 128lbs.
How many total miles do you have thus far on your trip. Reading this thread is nice to see that there are some good people out there to help you when you are in need.
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