The Pacific

02/05/2010 I was up early this morning, as I wanted to get the bus down to the beach and back again before I checked out of the motel so I didn’t have to drag my stuff around. The weather was every bit as bad as yesterday, with a fierce wind blowing off the sea making…

Finished

01/05/2010 I found it hard to get to sleep last night, despite having cycled 90 miles, as I was excited at the prospect of reaching Astoria – my final destination. I had a choice of two routes to the coast – I had decided to tale the more direct route that would take me via…

The Columbia River Gorge

31/05/2010 I set off this morning optimistically dressed in my basic cycling shorts and jersey as it was warmer than it’s been in a while – soon enough though I was wrapped up in my wet weather gear getting saturated, I didn’t mind too much though, as the wind stayed clam. It’s typical that today,…

Flats

30/05/2010 Before I’d even set foot outside this morning I had a setback: last night I had taken off both tyres and tubes, and had checked that they were intact and good to go. Despite my precautions, I noticed that the front tyre was flat while I was loading my bike. I took the tube…

Oregon

28/95/2010 I had hoped after yesterday that the weather would improve, and while I had clear skies today, the wind was worse than ever. I was up at 05.00 as per usual after another good nights sleep, and was feeling positive about the day ahead. I cycled through the Walla Walla valley this morning, which…