Monthly Archives: July 2013

July 12: I Survived Highway 89

The last few days I have continued pedaling down harrowing, mostly shoulderless highway 89. The countryside is beautiful, alternating between climbs up forested ridges and dropping into valleys with lakes, reservoirs, or ranches. On Wednesday, I passed Lake Almanor and … Continue reading

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July 9: Who Needs a Shoulder?

After leaving Mt Shasta, I climbed up to Snowman’s Hill Summit at 4470′ then had a long pleasant descent to McCloud. Then the fun began…the road’s shoulder disappeared. And a lot of logging traffic appeared! The road was only wide … Continue reading

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July 7: Wind!

Today started with a six mile stretch riding east from Yreka to Montague. Then I had to turn south and ride into an intense headwind. It went on all day long. The only time it let up was when it … Continue reading

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July 5: Friends & Farewell to Oregon

Independence Day began with a classic breakfast served in the historic Prospect Hotel dining room. Ethan and I then rode down to the local waterfalls and hiked to some beautiful vistas. Back on the road, we followed the Rogue River … Continue reading

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July 3: Crater Lake

Yesterday we left La Pine and headed upward toward the Cascade Mountains again. We stopped in Chemult at a Pilot Truck stop to get a Subway sandwich. As we are getting ready to ride again, up pulls Ethan’s nana and … Continue reading

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July 1: On The Road Again

The past few days have been a little more relaxing. After spending a day at Smith Rock, I rode about 30 miles into Bend, Oregon and had a fabulous two nights at the Moore’s. Jason and Rosa are friends from … Continue reading

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