Dolly's Bike Blog

Musings about fun between my legs

2017 Pacific Coast

  • September 24, 2017
    We got a bit of a late start this morning, as map meeting wasn’t until 8 am in the parking lot. It was cloudy and a bit of a threatening sky, but I am happy to report no rain today! After some dolly-gagging leaving Astoria to take photos of the bridge and the Royal Caribbean cruise ... Continue reading →
  • September 24, 2017
    Trouble last night with uploading photos.  Here are some more from the evening. 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 this:Like Loading... Continue reading →
  • September 25, 2017
    Breakfast was at the trailer today as the Silver Sands Motel has no breakfast facility.  We passed one of the local Rockaway Beach establishments less than  mile from the motel. Barbara and I decided to ride together today – she is quite a bit stronger, but graciously waited for me several times. Our route took us through ... Continue reading →
  • September 25, 2017
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  • September 26, 2017
    Today was shorter mileage, 44 on the cue sheet, about half on US 101, the other on generally quiet back roads. At mileage 1.4 we turned onto Slab Creek Road/Old Scenic Hwy 101 and had a slow, steady climb for over 5 miles through quiet forest.  Overall we were on this road for over 10 miles ... Continue reading →
  • September 27, 2017
    The rhythm of a rest day is so different than a riding day.  The main objective is to stay off your bike. Barbara and I “slept in” until 7 am, then casually walked a half mile down the street to Cafe Stephanie for breakfast.  It is nice to have a restaurant selection instead of the usual ... Continue reading →
  • September 28, 2017
    Many times today I thought of our friend Ray C. who would randomly yell “I’m loving it” while ourtbiking.  It was a glorious blue sky day, with some tailwinds, and not too much climbing.  (I have thought of Ray’s love for cycling before on this trip, but today I threw up my arms, while stopped, ... Continue reading →
  • September 29, 2017
    May and I rode together today – it was fun to have a new riding partner and some opportunity to chat. With the many logging trucks and RVs towing cars, it was not exactly a relaxing ride. Most of the day we were in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.  We did stop along the road ... Continue reading →
  • September 29, 2017
    It rained overnight in North Bend and we delayed the start of our shorter-than-usual ride today until 9 am.  Luckily it wasn’t raining at our departure, but did start by mile #8.  You can tell from the photos that we didn’t have many views today, lots of fog or low hanging clouds mixed with drizzle. Passed ... Continue reading →
  • October 1, 2017
    It was a bit cool as we departed Bandon this morning, but the rain yesterday had cleared the air and washed much of the debris off the shoulders – we were going to be on US 101 most of the day. Early on the route, we passed several unusual sights: an assortment of “lawn ornaments?” ... Continue reading →
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