I'm biking really really far this summer

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Day 17 (Netarts - Newport 102km)

Today was a super duper awesome riding day. Oregon really spoils touring cyclists. The day started off right away with the highest hill on the Oregon coast, and I powered all the way up it, strangely relishing the pain! The descent was screaming but I didn't manage to beat my max speed. I took a detour on the second major climb of the day after passing through beatiful pastures and then passed Dan and Caedmon as I was screaming down the second descent! I waited for them at the bottom chewing on beef jerky and drinking a questionable pear smoothie. There were two labradors that belonged to the espresso stands owner and one was just like Barley, streams of drool and all. At Lincoln city I had a great sushi lunch, and headed for the last major climb of the day. I'm really starting to enjoy these climbs!

6 comments:

Caroline said...

My darling boy
I was so pleased when you met up with Dan and Caedmon, I had two blogs to read and I was happy that you had some companions and people looking out for you. Thank you and hi Dan and Caedmon.
all my love
Mum xxxxoooo

Caroline said...

I miss you Charlie and your lovely old Barley too.
All my love
Mum xxx

Caroline said...

I miss you Charlie and your lovely old Barley too.
All my love
Mum xxx

Caroline said...

What a beautiful description of your day's ride and the photos are wonderful. All my love Mum xxxx

Caroline said...

I wonder what your friends Caedmon and Dan are doing now ? I wish you were here in France, you would love the enthusiastic french cyclists. All my love Mum xxx

Caroline said...

My darling boy, Dad and I have driven from Denmark ,through Sweden ,Poland , Czech Republic, Austria, Germany and are now in Switzerland. Everywhere we have been we have seen so many cyclists both using their bikes for recreational purposes and for everyday use. There are cycle paths everywhere. You would be so much at home here .i wish so ,so much you could see and experience it all. I wonder so often what you would be doing now. I miss you more than words can say...all my
Love Charlie Mum xxxxx