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Tuesday, 18th September. REST DAY #10: Lighthouse Inn, Florence, Oregon
Meanwhile, I had to sort out my exit route. Not so easy, as public transport it somewhat limited around here. Tomorrow morning I'm going to cycle up the coast either to Yachats (25m) or Newport (50m), from either place I can get a bus further North to Lincoln City. Then another little cycle to Pacific City, from where I can hop on another bus to Tillamook. From Tillamook there's a direct bus to Portland. All very scenic and lovely, I'm told. That should take me to Friday night. Portland, Saturday. This all means more cycling, of course. And to that end, I finally managed to get new tyres ("three-way puncture resistant!"), and gave my chain and gears a good de-grease. I guess I just don't know when to quit. OK, so here are the vital statistics:
Total map miles (source: ACA route maps): 4303
Total actual miles cycled: 4548
My bike computer, unlike me, knows very well when to quit, and seems to have broken down. According to it, I'm currently typing at 65mph. Stick around for a couple more posts: I have a week before flying home from Portland and I'm in the midst of planning a trip up the coast, which may involve a little more cycling as well as, hopefully, some bus-taking.
Posted by John Henderson at 07:50