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Good Toledo Blade Article

The outdoors editor of the Toledo Blade did a nice article on our trip:   Click to read.

On the train back home, Aug. 6-8.

I’d like to thank Tom Vanden Eynden, one of the tour members, for his generosity in having me share a sleeper room.  Tom was one of the best liked members of our trip and I can certainly vouch for what a good guy he is. We boarded a bus (the train was so late leaving Eugene, they bused up […]

Florence and Eugene, waiting to take the train back to Ohio

Joe and Dove, from Eugene, were generous enough to offer to drive me back to Eugene from Florence, but I decided that after riding for over 4,000 miles, it would be embarrassing to get a ride rather than ride 80 miles.  So after a day of rest in Florence, I rode back (very scenic route). […]

Finished! The glorious Pacific Ocean!

Yes!  The official front wheel dunk in the Pacific near Florence, Oregon!!  The 4,000+ mile trip is almost done (I’ll be riding back to Eugene in a day or so to catch the train back to Bowling Green). ___________________________________________________________ POST STARTS HERE! I just dipped my front wheel in the Pacific Ocean here in Florence, […]

Sisters, Oregon

Easy 38-mile ride into Sisters, Oregon, today (getting me ready for the climb tomorrow to McKenzie Pass).  The stunning Three Sisters peaks, still shrouded with snow, are almost as magnificent as the Tetons. I’m staying t0night in the Sisters Community Campground.  I met a guy there who is hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (Sisters isn’t far from […]

Still Prineville

Perhaps the best part of this trip are the serendipitous surprises every day. Tonight, riding past the city park, came to a town concert – some 500 people at least in the shade of tall pines listening to a band playing rousing marches, toe-tapping jazz, and vocal numbers.

Prineville, Oregon

This post got out of order.  What follows should be before what’s above! Just a 50-mile day, but had a 2,500 ft. climb this morning . . . then a meanering slight downhill though the forest. More pictures . . .