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.
The injury is healing fine ( though somewhat painfully). I’m taking a week to get to San Francisco and hopefully heal more before biking again. First heading to Bend Oregon for 4 days. But first brunch at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood. It’s snowing and my car won’t make it up the hill. I must park and take the bus up.
This is my farewell tour to Oregon, biking the coast I’ve been living in Slovenia for the past 3 years but felt the need to have a formal farewell. I want to move back to somewhere in the EU, maybe Slovenia. America doesn’t represent my values as much as the EU does.
I’m trying to post using my phone, WordPress has some (many), flaws.
I hated to leave Sunset Bay Campground, there’s so much to see and do there I’ll definitely try and come back. All the camp host and park rangers were great. Everyone is super friendly and pretty funny too, (great combo).
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To set the record straight, the Coast Bike Route on highway 101 on the Oregon Coast, is no holiday. The cars are fast and the shoulder is from nothing to 6 ft (9 meters). I will NEVER-EVER ride the Oregon coast again. I’m staying at campgrounds their max stay- 3 days, just to avoid getting back on the highway. I stop at all rock shops and most art galleries, I’ve been sending myself souvenirs all along the way. There’s a huge Methamphetamine and Heroin problem all along the coast, very sad. I finally got a hair cut.
I’m at the library in Florence Oregon on the Oregon coast. I’m playing blog catch up.
I left July 15, exactly the day I wanted to leave. I bummed a ride to the start of the Banks-Vernonia bike trail. This tour I’m trying include many of the places I visited over the 42 years I lived in Oregon and one’s I haven’t.
I was a bike tour guide and use to bring people on this trail. Starting the tour with no cars was great. As I was biking past a large field, there were some Indians (from India) playing cricket, that’s a hard game to learn. The owner of the Blue House Cafe, a Mediterranean restaurant, he use to help me shuttle the van, back in the touring days. They would always open the history museum too when I brought a tour through town.