Pacific Coast 2014

Can you spot the seal?
My body finally felt fatigued as I pedaled out of camp in the morning with Sang Hyun. We had tailwind but that was not very helpful as we rolled through the 68 miles to our next camp ground. A good break got us going as we battled the Sonoma Coast climbs and came up to […]

Day 30: Fatigued (Manchester KOA to Bodega Bay Dunes State ...

Our group of 2 became a group of 4 today as said good-bye to Yves and Linda (the French Canadian couple) and rolled into town for a big breakfast at Dennys. Portlan and Roberto left the both of us after breakfast a few minutes earlier but we later reconvened. The ride turned out to be […]

Day 29: Blown In (Mackericher State Park to Manchester KOA)

Finally on Highway 1
This was probably one of our least favorite days so far in our trip down the Pacific Coast. Not only did we need to climb the highest hill for the entire trip, we had to endure several more up and down hills along the coast on PCH. The only saving grace was that we are […]

Day 28: Blah! (Standish Hickey Campgrounds to Mackericher State Park)

Sang Hyun through the Shrine Tree
With only about 4 days left to get to San Francisco, I am a bit overwhelmed with a bit of sadness. Sadness not just because the trip is coming to an end but many of the places we visited today reminded me of a road trip I took with my sister and ex-girlfriend 7 years […]

Day 27: Sadness (Burlington Campgrounds to Standish Hickey Campgrounds)

Hanging out at the Eel River
The goal for today was to be on the Avenue of the Giants before sunset to give us extra time to explore for a bit. What we got for the day was the best riding day so far. We passed great little towns, ate really good food, was given great terrain, and the majority of the […]

Day 25: Best Day (Eureka KOA to Burlington Campgrounds)

We were joined by Portlan on today’s ride from Elk Prairie campgrounds down to the Eureka KOA. Portlan normally leaves earlier than any of us to get into camp first. He had been successful a few times this week and thought he was ready to ride with us into our next destination. He did a […]

Day 24: Traveling by Three (Elk Prairie State Park to ...

Made it to California
The major highlight for today was we finally made it back to our home state of California after being gone since June 25th. It’s amazing to even think about where we’ve pedaled and where we’ve stayed, as well as what we’ve gone through for the last 3 weeks. Even though we made it back to […]

Day 23: Good Bye, Oregon. Hello, California (Harris Beach State ...

The plan for today was simple. We wake up to a beautiful sunny day and ride 48 miles south to our camp in Harris Beach State Park, Oregon. At camp, we all talked about meeting there and the only thing we focused on is the big climb that marks the half-way point to our destination. What we didn’t […]

Day 22: The Great Hill That Was More (Humbug State ...