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Hammer time - 2011 TransAmerica Bike Ride

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 “tomorrow will only be in the high 80′s”. Haha! as in eighty-fifteen.
We might see Aimee tomorrow as her shoulder is improved enough to drive. If so, she has kindly agreed to provide sag support which should speed us along some. I also hope to see my old firefighter friend Tim Ballard, who is flying his plane to Eugene. Big day!
We met a cool German couple touring on bikes and had dinner with them in town. They are going along the Cascade route, and we traded many interesting stories with them.

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2 Responses to Hammer time

  1. jerry o says:

    Can’t believe you’re almost there. Say Hi to Tim. I’ll be in Canyonville 9/4,5. Congratulations

  2. David says:

    Can almost smell the Pacific. Congratulations. I do want to say thanks for sharing all these adventures. Every morning for the last 70 plus days I’ve been turning on the computer and checking out the blog before turning to the problems of the world. Not sure what I’ll do now, but somehow I don’t think you will want to just keep riding and riding.
    David

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