Category Archives: 2013 Tour

A fundraising tour from Canada to Mexico on behalf of the students at Yucaipa Christian School in Yucaipa, CA

July 17: Yosemite

I think Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz said, “There’s no place like Yosemite.” I know, she said “home,” but as I pedaled through the park all day I thought God created a very special place that reflects beauty, awesomeness, … Continue reading

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July 16: Let the Passes Begin

Sunday was a great day off at my parents in Placerville. Had mom’s homemade lasagna and froze some for Monday. Early Monday, we drove back to my pick-up point in Woodfords, said goodbye to dad and mom, and started over … Continue reading

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July 14: Death Ride & A Day Off

Saturday started with a gorgeous ride along the southwest section of Lake Tahoe from Meek’s Bay to Rubicon Bay to Emerald Bay and finally into South Lake Tahoe. The blue water rivaled Crater Lake in the mid-morning sunlight. I was … Continue reading

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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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BTW…an answer to the 5 lb. question

I was reminded by someone that I never answered the 5 lb. question. Well, I decided to leave the laptop at home and do all my posts and photography with my iPhone. So far, it appears to be a good … Continue reading

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