When I signed up for the WomanTour’s Pacific Coast tour, I knew that I wanted to start at the Canadian border, not just at Anacortes, where the tour begins. I explored routes on Ride with GPS, then contacted Lynda Churchfield from my East Coast ride who lives in Blaine, WA.
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Often when I have a rest day on a bike tour, I try to arrange for a chiropractic adjustment. Google led me to Dr. Chris Frost. Part of this appointment was a hydro-treatment, something new to me: it is like going through a car wash with your clothes on – water spraying back and forth ... Continue reading →
After a group photo at the Majestic Inn in Anacortes, we were off about 8:30 am. The first climb was in less than 3 miles, long before my legs warmed up, but I used all of my low gears and stayed on the bike. We wandered on back roads for about 9 miles on the ... Continue reading →
I had trouble with creating the gallery in the last post, so these photos of today are a separate post.
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I got an early start this morning, hoping to beat the scheduled rainstorm. As a result, I was able to hear 8 am church bells and several roosters saying good morning. We had been warned that there was even more climbing today than yesterday and I determined to just keep the pedals moving. I am ... Continue reading →
No Relive today as I went far afield “dolly-gagging.”
When I realized that our route was only 40.5 miles today and word was that the town of Shelton was less than exciting, I decided to go “sightseeing”. With permission from Guide Patty, I decided to wander into Bremerton, just to see what I might see. The ... Continue reading →
The threat of rain was with us much of the day. We started about 8 am with drizzle and a beautiful rainbow. Another quick climb early, before our legs are warmed up. Low lying clouds surrounded the hills and pine trees.
About mile 10 we entered a construction zone and were escorted by guide car on ... Continue reading →
It was raining when we left Centralia this morning and the rain continued for 14 miles, over an hour and a half. And the temperature remained in the 40s.
At mile 3, we had our first climb, over 1 1/2 miles long – not much fun when your legs are not yet warmed up – but ... Continue reading →
The 56 mile day turned into 61 miles and almost 6 hours: some good, some bad.
Our route out of Longview took us past 3 more Nutty Narrows, all within the first 2 miles. Then I took a detour to visit the Japanese Garden located in Lake Sacajawea. I have to assume that it was created ... Continue reading →
Barbara and I rented a BMW SUV today. First, she wanted to ride the 20 or so miles that she missed with her tire problems yesterday and we wanted to sight-see.
No riding miles, just “scenic” photos. Along the Oregon Coast tomorrow – more hills!
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