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Pacific Coast Sierra Cascades Bike Trip Day 46 – Another Easy Day

In spite of yesterday’s 100-degree heat, the cool night air created first-class sleeping. On US 97 at 6:15 riding north to Bend. The highway continued with a wide, smooth shoulder. Along the road, long swaths of pine forest were thinned and, in some places, shrubs scraped. I wonder if the US Forest Service focuses fire…
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Pacific Coast Sierra Cascades Bike Trip Day 45 – An Easy Day

First-class sleeping weather last night at 5,500 feet in elevation. After a quick exit from camp to escape the mosquitoes, I headed east and downhill on Hwy 138. The wind whistling past cooled me quickly - I got cold. Donning my rain coat kept me warm enough until the highway grade moderated. After 16 miles,…
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Pacific Coast Sierra Cascades Bike Trip Day 43 – Morning Glory

Yesterday evening’s thunderstorm cooled the night air. I put on my down jacket and zipped up my sleeping bag during the night. On the bike at 6am for a chilly, 7-mile descent to Emigrant Lake then 4 more miles to the Morning Glory Restaurant in Ashland. I arrived at 7 but the place didn’t open…
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Pacific Coast Sierra Cascades Bike Trip Day 42 – Into Oregon

At 6, I left the motel and headed back for 3 miles on College Avenue to Old Hwy 99. On the way, I passed the College of the Siskiyous. The 10-mile ride to Gazelle proved pleasant and easy in the cool morning air. Irrigated and dry pastures filled the flat valley bottom with grassy or…
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