Hard to believe seven days have sailed by and I’ll be in SF tonight. Tomorrow the ride takes a turn as I say goodbye to @lunisbrandon and @jkendi and join up with the @fireflieswest crew. Lu and James have taken such good care of me, and been so much fun, it is very hard to see them go. Thanks guys, you made this trip very special.
Stage 6 was beautiful but brutally hard. 95 miles with 9k feet of climbing, and every inch of it with a constant and fierce headwind. There must have been a hundred little climbs like this one, and between them and the headwind I averaged about 12mph for the first four hours. Happy to get to ride route 1 and see that amazing coastal road, but happy to have the day over with too. Tomorrow I roll into SF!
Leave It On The Road PDX > LAX Stage 5. 105 miles from Redwood National Park to the Avenue Of The Giants. Photos by James Kendi. More at www.leaveitontheroad.com
#roadslikethese Route 1 on the way to Mendocino. #liotrpdx2lax
Old Coast Highway in Gold Beach, OR. So far this takes the cake for best stretch of road. Hard to believe that tomorrow I hit the halfway point from Portland to LA. #liotrpdx2lax
Leave It On The Road PDX > LAX Stage 4. 96 miles from Gold Beach, OR to Orick, OR. Photos by James Kendi. More at www.leaveitontheroad.com
Leave It On The Road PDX > LAX Stage 3. 111 miles from Reedsport, OR to Gold Beach, OR. Photos by James Kendi. More at www.leaveitontheroad.com
5 days, 530 miles done. It’s interesting how your body changes and reacts to these long endurance events. It’s a process of deconstruction and reconstruction. Your body goes from being able to do lots of things reasonably well, to doing one thing exceptionally well, and everything else terribly. Day 3 and 4 usually really hurt for me. Day 5 usually feels awesome, and today was no exception. #liotrpdx2lax
This redwood is 3.6 Speedvagens in diameter, making it approximately 26,000 years old. #liotrpdx2lax
Well the gods responsible for reliable and consistent internet access have not been that merciful, making it hard to share some of the awesome photos we’ve taken. This is from last night’s sunset in the redwoods. It was amazing to ride amongst those beasts. A huge photo blast tonight hopefully! Right now I’m 46 miles into a 105 day. Onward!