Todays Distance – 59 miles
Total Distance – 59 miles
Well, today was an interesting first day. I had a flat, I underestimated the climbing challenges today and I didn’t get to my planned destination.
I’m super exhausted so I’ll come back and clean this post up a bit but here are the highlights.
The Pacific coast is GORGEOUS. Wow, for reals.
I caught a flat tire within the first 20 miles of day 1. I even just put new, expedition grade tires on too. Bleh.
There were 3 serious climbs today. I’ve now calibrated what the little lines on the map elevation profile actually MEANS.
During the 2nd climb, there was a super sketchy bridge situation. For those who saw my Facebook live, you know what’s up. For everybody else, go check out my Facebook live video.
With all the climbing, I failed to reach my mileage goals for today so I camped at a different camp ground th an I planned. They had hot showers (coin operated and no lights!!) so that was good enough for me. I can hear the surf in the distance and it’s a very brisk night. I expect to sleep really great tonight.
I’m aiming for LIncoln City tomorrow high is about 65 miles or there about a with two big climbs. Wish me luck.
Day one photos are here.