Dolly's Bike Blog

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2017 Pacific Coast

  • October 2, 2017
    True confession:  I chose a car ride to Wal-Mart last night over writing my blog.  When this “adventure” was over, I was exhausted and went to bed…. The mornings have been cool, early 50 degrees.  We departed Gold Beach and within a mile and a half we had a 3+ mile climb, nothing too steep, but ... Continue reading →
  • October 3, 2017
    I took full advantage of this rest day:  leisurely breakfast with Barbara, walk around town, massage, hair cut, manicure.  Ended up with over 7 miles of walking, but no miles/no time in the saddle – hope I am ready for a 70+ mile day tomorrow! Lots of photos to share, from yesterday and today:   Share this:Click to ... Continue reading →
  • October 4, 2017
    Today’s cue sheet called for 74 miles of riding, including through the Redwoods National Park. At mile 2, my derailleur fell off as I downshifted to start the early climb – end of my day!  For the first time in my tours, we had to load my bike on the van, and I had to ride ... Continue reading →
  • October 5, 2017
    At our map meeting on Tuesday, Michelle explained why Garberville was listed as our hotel location for the next 2 nights.  The hotel in Scotia at 48 miles had closed and no alternative hotel nearby was found.  So the decision was made to have us stay 2 nights in Garberville, further down the road.  For ... Continue reading →
  • October 5, 2017
    Needless to say, when you are trying to accomplish 90+ miles in a day, not a lot of photos. 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 ... Continue reading →
  • October 5, 2017
    To my Facebook friends and those reading my Wordpress blog directly: Three weeks ago today, September 14, I started my Pacific Coast ride from the Peace Arch in Blaine, WA, at the Canadian border.  I expect to finish at the Mexican border about October 27th.  So far, I have ridden 937 miles through Washington, Oregon, and ... Continue reading →
  • October 5, 2017
    This post will be short, as there isn’t much to say about Graberville..  Population in 2010 census: 913, about 200 miles north of San Francisco.  As someone described it, Graberville is a stoner town.  It happens to be cannabis harvest season and the town is full of “trim-igrants”, mostly young people, from all over the ... Continue reading →
  • October 7, 2017
    It was in the 40s when we set off yesterday morning.  Luckily Joyce had a spare windbreaker she was discarding and I grabbed it (my jacket was lost several days earlier and the replacement jacket was set for delivery in Fort Bragg).  While the sun was up, it was not hitting the roads we were ... Continue reading →
  • October 7, 2017
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  • October 9, 2017
    Basically our cue sheet today said turn left out of the hotel parking lot in Fort Bragg, go 60 miles, turn left into our hotel in Gualala, all on US 1.  I think only one truck passed me all day (it is Sunday), but there were plenty of cars.  For the most part, they were ... Continue reading →
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