Cycling The Pacific Coast Daily Travels

Daily Travels: Bruceport County Park & Campground, WA to Seaside, OR

The Ride

Route: Highway 101, Highway 4, Highway 401, and Re-Join Highway 101

Distance: ~90km/56mi

Weather: Mid-20s and Sunny, Slight Crosswinds

Terrain: Flatter Than Previous Days, One Incredibly Long Bridge [see below]

White-Knuckle Moment: Riding the Astoria-Megler Bridge to Cross Into Oregon

Total Climbing: ~250m/820ft

The Rest

Breakfast: Pecans and Almonds [my tastebuds are tired of oatmeal!]

Lunch: Wrap & Nectarine          Dinner: Pasta & Chocolate

Snacks: Clif Bar        Beverages: Water

Previous Night’s Sleep: 10:00pm to 7:30am [9.5 hours]

Previous Night’s Accommodation: Bruceport County Park & Campground

Pictures of the Day

Riding alongside the Columbia River, which serves as an extended borderline between Washington and Oregon. Notice the Astoria-Megler Bridge in the distance. Four miles of exposed riding to cross state lines. Cyclists are vulnerable to stiff crosswinds and a narrow space to pedal immediately beside passing traffic. On both sides, though, there is a sign that indicates cyclists are allowed to ride across the bridge. So, I trusted the sign, the drivers, and myself. Worked out.
Stopped at this sign before I crossed the bridge to Oregon. What a unique life, to live on that bike for days and weeks at a time. Every time, I’m amazed how the body adapts to new extremes and circumstances. One state completed. Farewell, Washington. On to the next one.

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