Traveling by Bicycle Across America

Month: September 2014

Days 1 through 9

Washington coastRain and wind have dominated the trip so far. I am writing from the Tillamook County Library.   This is the first time I’ve had internet access.

This is my first rest day. I am camping at Cape Lookout State Park south west of Tillamook, Oregon. There have been lots of hills and strong head winds.


I am journalling daily. There are lots of stories to tell. When there is more time. I have a load of groceries and will be heading back to fix supper.

I’ve met other traveling cyclists in the last two days.

Preparing for Bicycle Travel on the Pacific Coast

Route guide book

Route guide book

I am in the Seattle area preparing to ride the Pacific coast from near the Canadian border to Mexico.

Traveling by Amtrak from Chicago to Seattle worked well with the exception of a long delay caused by a freight train waiting for a crew change. The train ride followed parts of the route I used to ride coast to coast in 2012. I’m staying with Rod, who I met in Maine on that ride.

Pacific coast rote

Pacific coast rote

The back cover of the guide book shows the route. It follows highways 101 and 1 most of the time. Each day is laid out from campground to campground. Average daily mileage is just over 53 miles.

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