Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Finish Line

I spent a leisurely time packing up and getting breakfast. Then I headed through the downtown section of Astoria, which is dominated by the bridge crossing the Columbia.    I had to take a detour because the bridge I was planning … Continue reading

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Astoria or Bust! 

When I woke up this morning something was different: it was cloudy and cold! I bundled up and started breaking down camp and realized my rear tire was flat, delaying my start.    Once I got on the road (I was … Continue reading

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Lewis and Clark in the Columbia Gorge And Beyond

As I’m pedaling along on my paved roads, hugging the edge of the canyon walls, I can’t help but think of the incredible journey of the Corps of Discovery. They were stuck for four days in the area of The … Continue reading

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30 years of education packed into a day!

I slept in a little bit today. It wasn’t hard to do because I was in a BED. Terri got home from work about 9am and we talked it up for a couple hours. Mostly theology and solving the world’s … Continue reading

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Just a typical Sunday…

I have made it a habit over the years on my bike tours that are a week long + to attend a local church if it’s possible. Having spent the night with the Rieke’s, it was great to go to … Continue reading

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A Day in Paradise

I woke up to…silence! There was barely a whisper of wind, a far cry from the blowing I fell asleep to last night. There was a friend outside my tent- a black one with white stripes and a big bushy … Continue reading

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Headwinds!

I woke up early and got on the road by 6am today. The wind had howled through the night and I knew today was going to be a challenge!     I rode steadily for about 25 miles, with the wind … Continue reading

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