Dolly's Bike Blog

Musings about fun between my legs

2017 Pacific Coast

  • September 15, 2017
    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. Not only did she review a ... Continue reading →
  • September 16, 2017
    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 →
  • September 17, 2017
    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 →
  • September 17, 2017
    I had trouble with creating the gallery in the last post, so these photos of today are a separate post. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Like ... Continue reading →
  • September 18, 2017
    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 →
  • September 18, 2017
    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 →
  • September 19, 2017
    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 →
  • September 21, 2017
    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 →
  • September 22, 2017
    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 →
  • September 22, 2017
    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! Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ... Continue reading →
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