Congratulation to Rich & Peter for completing the TransAm. I enjoyed the 52 days & six states pedaling along this route and would have loved to have been with them this year as a finisher. I can at least say that I ended up in a better place than the Tour de France rider [...]
86 miles from Eugene to the Pacific at Florence Oregon. Wrapped it up with a nice river side ride to Florence, then a little north to find a real dang beach to make it official (Florence is on a river slough).
I’m not sure if I can, or even need to, sum up the [...]
96 miles from Sisters to Eugene. Some people in western OR call the eastern part The Desert, and some in the east call the west The Dark Side (as in cloudy). Today we transitioned from eastern to western. The east didn’t look like a desert to me. More like California with pine trees. The dividing [...]
86 miles from Mitchell to Sisters OR. We squeezed out an extra 19 miles today, ending at the base of our last big climb. This means we can now reach Eugene tomorrow, and the Pacific day after. The pull to finish is getting pretty strong, and the daily mileages keep creeping up. As Peter says [...]
81 miles from Prairie City to Mitchell OR. This was another long day. Due to the spacing of towns in eastern Oregon, once again it was either a very short or long day. The day took us through some interesting volcanic and fossil rich geology. Unfortunately the roadside signs explaining it were mostly missing. After [...]Continue Reading →
Baker City to Prairie City OR. We couldn’t fool ourselves about today; we knew it would be a tough one. 69 miles with three mountain passes to get to the next town. The only “services” along the way was the pipe spewing spring water just East of Austin Junction.
We started with a partially [...]
Tough day today. 53 miles, mostly uphill. Eastern Oregon is pretty warm and dry.Continue Reading →
80 miles from Council ID to Halfway OR. We started out with a goal of Oxbow OR, but we made great time on the first half of the ride. After a big climb and a screaming descent to the Snake River we entered Oregon. Then it hit 100 degrees and kinda reminded us of Kansas. [...]Continue Reading →
A classic example of “It looked good on paper” 60 mile ride with one big climb, a lot of river grade riding, and a coast right into town finish. Turns out the river was much steeper than previous, and it hit 100 degrees today. Also the coast into town was mostly pedaling through heavy traffic. [...]Continue Reading →
That’s what the locals refer to when roads follow rivers. A consistent, barely perceptible grade that goes for many miles. It makes riding in these mountainous areas very easy. As long as the wind cooperates. 72 miles from Kooskia to Riggins ID. We did 88 yesterday, mostly downstream along the Clearwater River. Today we started [...]Continue Reading →
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