Oregon! Welcome to Portland

    Oregon! Welcome to Portland

    May 21, 2015 (Day 1) After weeks of planning I finally got myself together for my first ever mini bike tour. I changed the route several times, but in the end decided to travel the Oregon Coast and cross the border to California finishing my tour at my sister’s house in Trinidad California. My goal was […]

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    Multnomah Falls

    Multnomah Falls

    May 22, 2015 (Day 2) The drive to Multnomah Falls was beautiful! I had originally planned to bike there, but my parents were interested in seeing it too and I had yet to reassemble my bike. I decided I’d do that when we got to Silverton. I hiked a little ways up a trail that takes […]

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    Lan Su Chinese Gardens

    Lan Su Chinese Gardens

    May 22, 2015 (Day 2 continued) After Multnomah Falls, we headed to China Town to find the Chinese Gardens. Unlike the Japanese Gardens that are above the town and shrowded in forest, The Lan Su Chinese Gardens are right in the center of the urban scene. To find out more: http://www.lansugarden.org/about-the-garden/ Next stop Silverton and the Oregon […]

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    Silverton and Oregon Gardens

    Silverton and Oregon Gardens

    May 23 & 24 2015 (Days 3-4) The town of Silverton is a quaint little town that really pulls you back in history. I reassembled my bike here and was happy to find everything in order, thank you Southwest Airlines for not damaging the goods. The Oregon Gardens were amazing! I spent 2 days walking […]

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    Silver Falls State Park

    Silver Falls State Park

    May 24 2015, Day 4 I biked up to Silver Falls State park from the Oregon Garden Resort. Beautiful ride on quiet roads until I got near the park. It was the weekend after all, and Silver Falls is one of the most visited parks in Oregon. I only spent an hour or two here […]

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    The Bike Tour Officially Begins!

    The Bike Tour Officially Begins!

    May 25, 2015 (Day 5). 43 miles biked. After google mapping various routes to the coast from Silverton, it was finally decided I would get a ride to the little town of Willamina and start the journey from there. This would shave 40 miles off my trip and allow me to spend an extra day […]

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    Cape Lookout, Day 2

    Cape Lookout, Day 2

    May 26, 2015 (Day 6). Hiking day. I woke up to a damp morning, fixed myself some coffee and a bowl of apple quinoa oatmeal. The oatmeal was a dehydrated backpacker meal from Outdoor Herbivore. I highly recommend their products, they are tasty, healthy vegetarian/vegan, easy to prepare and filling. Not all of them require hot […]

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    On the way to Depoe Bay

    On the way to Depoe Bay

    May 27, 2015 (Day 7). 47 miles biked today, 93.2 miles total. Truth be known, I was supposed to end up at South Beach State Park in Newport, but I pooped out at Depoe Bay and stayed at a hotel. My legs were still not used to moving non-stop 5-6 hours a day. Eventually this would […]

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    Florence Bound

    Florence Bound

    May 28, 2015 (Day 8). 48.8 miles biked today, 142 miles total. Today was the day I’d rendezvous with my parents somewhere near Heceta Head as we criss-crossed the 101 in opposite directions. The route to Heceta Head brought me in contact with the first 2 McCullough bridges I’d see on my journey. Conde McCullough was […]

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    Sea Lion Caves, and Honeyman Dunes

    Sea Lion Caves, and Honeyman Dunes

    May 29 2015 (Day 9). 18.2 miles biked today. 160 miles total. Today was going to be short cycling day as I was going to get a late start, and spend the morning with my parents. They picked me up after breakfast at my camp site and we headed to the Sea lion caves. Before […]

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