THE GOOD TIMES IN AMERICA, I’LL MISS OREGON.

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I had a super time here in America.  The bicycle tour from Portland to Death Valley was my super dream bicycle tour.  I heard “your living the dream” multiple times from the people I met.  I feel lucky, at 62 that I’m healthy and have the motivation to continually seek adventure.  I also did the bike tour to reaffirm my choice to move to the EU.  No question about it, the EU’s social & economic values are more representative of my values.
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WHAT I SAW ON MY FAREWELL AMERICA BIKE TOUR, AN ENVIRONMENTAL VIEW. MILLENNIAL’S (Y)OUR SAVIORS?

I have so many thoughts about what I saw while biking through Oregon and California. Since high school the environment has always been a major concern (religion) to me.  I was proudly recycling bottles & cans back in 1972.  Back then my Dad told me it was cheaper and easier to just throw them away, as he was throwing a beer bottle into the garbage.  46 years later lots of America’s still have that attitude.  The worlds resources are just for them to use once and toss into the garbage.
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29 PALMS TO ROYS, MOJAVE & TECOPA HOT SPRINGS

I stayed 2 nights in a hotel in 29 Palms.  I’ve camped for 4 months and have only stayed in a hotel 3 nights and 10 nights in hostels.  It’s Thanksgiving and the traffic is horrible.  99% of California drivers are super polite, but it only takes one to make me feel unsafe.

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CARRYING ENOUGH WATER IS THE MOST DIFFICULT PART OF TOURING OUT HERE.

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ANZA BORREGO A DESERT OASIS & THE SALTON SEA.

I’ve been to Anza Borrego Springs desert 4 or 5 times.  I finally witnessed a Big Horn Sheep walking through the campground.  I hiked up Palm Canyon, an oasis in desert where a spring sustains palm trees & wildlife.  Anza Borrego the town has this great 60’s feel, especially Carlees Steak House. There are lots of jeeps here, (tearing up the desert).

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TRAIN SLO to SAN DIEGO, ROLLER COASTERS AND FRIENDS

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                                                               ARLENE AND KIETH
KIETH WAS ONE OF MY FIRST EMPLOYEES OVER 30 YEARS AGO!

     The advice from cyclist was to skip riding through Los Angeles,    (Hell-A).  Then one bike shop owner said riding along Venice Beach was super cool. It was a tough choice, but the train won.  I was told the train went along parts of the coast that had no roads.  The train reminded me of the train from Barcelona to Colera, right along the beach, good choice.

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