Category Archives: 2013 Tour

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

June 27: It’s a Sunny Day!

This is going to be a tour of extremes. After spending the first week-and-a-half in pouring rain, I’m now going into a heat wave, with triple digits expected by Monday. But today was pleasant at 85 degrees and mostly sunny. … Continue reading

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June 26: Passed Out!

Passed out. Literally, I’m passed out. I went over four named passes and a couple ridges that felt like they could be. And of course, I was accompanied by my ever present companion- rain. I had a fabulous last evening … Continue reading

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June 25: A Stranger, Now a Friend

It’s another rainy day, but I looked forward to crossing into Oregon today. It was quite an experience crossing the Bridge of the Gods over the Columbia River. The roadway was metal grating and you could look through it to … Continue reading

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June 24: A Journey Through the Rain Forest

I woke up to more rain, but after a rest day, I was determined to get in a good day’s riding. The problem when it’s raining is that with rain gear on and exercising, you sweat as much on the … Continue reading

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June 23: Why?

Today is a day of rest. I am staying at the Randle Motel and I’m glad…it’s pouring out and hasn’t let up all day. I’m cleaning the bike, doing laundry, and shopping for food for the next week. This will … Continue reading

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June 22: White Pass & Mt Ranier

I woke up Saturday morning to a flat tire, which prolonged me getting out of camp and on the road; I had a cup of coffee with Matt from the neighboring camp and got on the road about 8am. I … Continue reading

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June 21: First Day without Rain

I woke up and it wasn’t raining! In fact, there were a couple spots of blue sky. The first half of the day was a beautiful ride through the Yakima Canyon, following the Yakima River. It cuts through a huge … Continue reading

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June 20: The Day Before Summer?

I’m looking forward to the first day of summer! But last night was the coldest so far on the tour. After I posted yesterday’s blog update, Jim from a neighboring campsite brought me a plate of chicken and broccoli with … Continue reading

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June 19: “Rocks”

I woke up to rain, packed up wet and went to Starbucks. I watched quite a few people ride by on bicycles and realized to them rain is no big deal; they have a lot of it and just adapt. … Continue reading

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June 18: An Eventful Day

I rode about 9 miles before stopping for breakfast in Twisp, which is an Indian name for Yellowjacket (luckily I didn’t run into any). I ate at a local saloon/cafe that still had bullet holes in the wall from a … Continue reading

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