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Pacific Coast Sierra Cascades Bike Trip Day 52 – Headwinds

At 6 am, I wheeled my bike to the motel lobby to sample their breakfast. I’d already eaten my granola and yoghurt. I topped that off with a half-pint of chocolate milk, an egg/sausage/cheese breakfast sandwich, and coffee. Pleasantly full, I rode a quarter mile  to I-82 and headed north. The terrain changed quickly to…
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Pacific Coast Sierra Cascades Bike Trip Day 50 – Three Climbs

I slept in this morning because of the overcast sky. Usually the early morning light wakes me. On the bike at 6:45 heading north and gaining elevation for climb #1 along Wind River Road. The 12-mile ride to Oldman Pass tested my strength as I ground uphill in my lowest gear. Three miles after the…
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Pacific Coast Sierra Cascades Bike Trip Day 49 – Into Washington

I enjoyed the comforts of the motel room, especially the bed, last night. My riding day began at 5:45 as I headed north paralleling I-205 on a paved bike path. After about 10 miles, I turned east on a series of paved paths along overhead power line corridors. Lots of homeless people created camps in…
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Pacific Coast Sierra Cascades Bike Trip Day 47 – Road Closed

Up early and riding at 5:46 am. My route, US Hwy 20, ran north a few blocks east of the hostel. Soon I left Bend and rode on flat terrain clad mostly with ponderosa pines with pastures here and there. The 16 miles to Sisters featured views of the Three Sisters and Mt. Washington, all…
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