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Pacific Coast Sierra Cascades Bike Trip Day 58 – Finished!

I slept in this morning to 6:30 am. After eating my usual breakfast of granola and yogurt, I got a cup of coffee and half a poppy seed muffin in the motel lobby. My motivation to ride to Ferndale to finish my trip returned. At 7:30, I set forth through Bellingham then on Northwest Drive,…
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Pacific Coast Sierra Cascades Bike Trip Day 57 – Bellingham

When I awoke at 5:15, I noticed that my rear tire held its pressure overnight. The patch worked. Riding began at 6 for a brief stretch along Hwy 20 followed by a brief north-bound ride on Collins Road to Cook Road. There I headed west for several pleasant miles on a smooth, wide shoulder past…
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Pacific Coast Sierra Cascades Bike Trip Day 55 – Over the Last Passes

Yesterday afternoon’s heat dissipated overnight, as happens in semi-arid areas, making for ideal sleeping. On Hwy 153 at 6 heading north to Twisp in 11 miles. I checked out the Twisp “mall” that contained a number of businesses walkably close together. At 7 am, nothing was open. Now on Hwy 20, I rode 9 miles…
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Pacific Coast Sierra Cascades Bike Trip Day 54 – Along the Columbia River

The Columbia enjoys high status among America’s rivers. Lewis and Clark boated down the Columbia to the Pacific Ocean. The historic salmon runs boggled the imagination. Modern dams produce prodigious amounts of hydropower. At Wenatchee, I crossed the 200-yard wide, clear river and headed north on US Hwys 2 and 97 along the eastern side.…
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