Wednesday, October 24, 2007
So we made it through a big wind and rain storm on the sand dunes of Oregon. We had 60 mile and hour winds off the ocean and some sickness as well, so our pace got slowed down significantly. It's now almost the end of October and we're stuck in Brookings Oregon with three people sick in bed. I was laid up yesterday and two others today. After 36 hours of sleep and some easy food everything is back to normal. Hopefully it was just something we ate or a quick flu. Luckily, Brookings is on a beautiful beach and the weather is warm and sunny. Tomorrow we hope to finally cross the boarder into California and follow this weather south. The ocean is so beautiful every day with the waves crashing on the beach and rocky shore. We are looking forward to Eureka, California in a few days to add another brewery (Lost Coast Brews) to our list of coastal stops on our trip. Anyway, time to go do some groceries in town and back to the beach. The rough life of a cycle tourist.
Monday, October 15, 2007
So this is my blog that I would be updating more often if there were more internet places on the west coast. We made it across the Astoria bridge into Oregon a few days ago. All of my group was glad to put Washington behind us and turn our attention south. We have been riding US 101 along the Oregon Coast. The weather and sights have been incredible. We spent an extra day at a Osweld West St Park just so we could soak up some rays on the sunny beach. It was in the 60's and not a cloud in the sky. Oh how the miles fly by. We are in Lincoln City, Oregon for an early night with interet and laundry. We have been warned that there will be weather on the way so we are anxious to quickly get south. Other than the beautiful scenery, the wonders of being on a bike every day, the trip has been incredible. We have been very lucky and haven't had any major mechanical problems other than a few flat tires. Until the next larger town with WiFi goodbye.