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 whole adventure. Luckily we kept a pretty good blog along the way, because it’s way too much to hold in my tiny head. It was amazing on an almost daily basis. I have learned a lot about our country, mainly that it is full of very nice people from one side to the other. Without exception the stereotypes I brought with me about places and people were deleted. I made more friends in the last three months than I have in the last three years.
Thank you all for reading this blog, and especially the many of you who offered comments, advice and good wishes. It really helped us along.
If this trip caught your imagination to any extent, I beg you to give it a try. There are no prerequisites but the will to try it. You don’t need to ride a lot of miles per day, go Transam, or buy a lot of fancy gear (you can borrow mine!). Go to adventurecycling.org and look for a trip (or segment of one) that suits you. Seeing the USA at 10MPH on the backroads is something you will really like.
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