The Pacific Coast

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Life has been moving at a slower pace since we left Portland. We’ve figured that we can ride easy 60-mile days and still make it to San Francisco with a week to spare before heading home.

The Oregon coast was enchanting. As soon as we hit highway 101 we were riding feet from the beach much of the time.

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The terrain became more mountainous. Between Lincoln City, where we joined up with 101, and San Francisco, we have almost 30,000 vertical feet of climbing to do.

We passed through Arcata, CA, and had a nice lunch at Luke’s Joint. The owner, Luke, is a family friend.

We met a wonderful woman named Lily (www.lilyandbike.com) at breakfast a few days ago. She is riding from Seattle to San Francisco. We decided to ride together for a bit afterwards. The three of us became friends and ended up riding and camping together for two days.

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We passed through the Del Norte coast redwoods.

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We set off from the small Victorian town of Ferndale, CA, and made for Cape Mendocino: The Lost Coast.

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3 thoughts on “The Pacific Coast

  1. Well what an adventure, I envy you both, or all three now !! I am your grandads age and after a five week break from the bike while on the Canadian visit I have just about got the cycling legs back in condition.. I did 945 miles in May so have a small idea of just what you have achieved . Well done again, what’s next ??
    Tony Rathbone, Keswick, England.

  2. Your blog seems more and more interesting. What an achievement. By the way, Lilly’s site is Lily with two rather than three Ls, I think, an interesting blog too. Enjoy SF. All the best, Peter
    On Tuesday, August 19, 2014, Raphael and Michael’s transcontinental

    1. Thank you, Peter! We’re almost there. 14 more miles to the golden gates bridge as I write this. Thanks for the correction on the link to Lilly’s blog. I’ll correct that.

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