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July 17, 2013 / betweenstops

July 17

We got up at 6:30, ate breakfast (purchased at the grocery store last night) and got on the road by eight.

We stopped at a place that was a cross between a garage sale and a antique shop. They had a first edition Tom Sawyer! Noah got a truckers hat.

Folk in the store had endless suggestions of what we should see. It is a bit irritating when we are shooting to bike 82 miles today (making up for yesterday) and these locals are pushing an extra ten on us to see a gorgeous coast, like we haven’t already. We know they are well meaning so we are patient and semi smiling but they have all day to talk.

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Eventually we get out of there and roll into Port Orford after 26 miles of biking at 10:00. We have a good hearty second breakfast at paradise cafe and get two milkshakes to go.

We see quite a few folks biking 101 today. We saw a guy today who was biking on the other side of the street hauling a rig behind him. On the rig, was a six foot tall white cross. It happened so quickly, I couldn’t get a photo of it.

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By two o’clock we made it to Gold Coast, 56 miles away.

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We were exhausted after 56 miles but it was only two. We ate at the grocery store and got BenGay for our painful parts and kept on going.

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Then we came across the roadside prehistoric park.

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They don’t have these in Utah I’m guessing.

We biked on and on and on. Miles up 6.5% grades and down 6.5% grades over and over again.

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There was nothing but natural beauty between Gold Coast and the next town. At seven we rolled into this next town of Brookings for a total of 82 miles! We made up what we lost yesterday with all parts of our bodies were aching

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  1. yogarthur / Jul 18 2013 6:43 am

    Love the photos and travelogue! I get tired following you. Awesome idea and doing it is even more impressive. Stay hydrated. Great blessings from the very hot east coast.

  2. Matt / Jul 18 2013 7:44 am

    The coast is so beautiful. Enjoy!

  3. jon / Jul 18 2013 3:53 pm

    so beautiful!!!

  4. thescapevelocity / Jul 18 2013 8:18 pm

    Incredible! I cannot believe you biked that far! I hope tomorrow is less strenuous!

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