This last weekend I was camping at Cape Lookout State Park on the Oregon coast with twenty plus friends. The purpose behind this camping trip was to see our friends Brian & Molly off as they start their cross country bike tour. It was a great weekend filled with great friends, delicious food and plenty of bike riding. On Sunday eleven of us rode along for the first day of Brian & Molly’s ride. The route was from Cape Lookout Campground (near Tillamook), through Pacific City and ending in Lincoln City. My bike computer is broken, but I think it was about forty miles. The ride was gorgeous (despite two big hills – I hate hills).
Hopefully I’ll get to see Brian & Molly in July if they make it to Storyhillfest (an awesome little music festival if you get the chance) in Bozeman, Montana, which coincidentally is where my brother-in-law, the other son of THE Socklady, lives. Their route will also take them through South Strafford in Vermont – headquarters of Solmate Socks – where they’ll be able to sleep in a soft bed and get a hot shower courtesy of THE Socklady.
Brian & Molly are keeping everyone updated about their travels through their own bike tour blog. Feel free to say hi to them, read about their adventures and send words of encouragement. They are pretty extreme bike lovers, but six months on a bike can still be a long time and I’m sure they’d love to hear from all sorts of folks.
And here are some pics from the weekend.
Let’s Get Ready To Ride!
(I’m the one in a blue jacket and black helmet, in the center-back, just to the left of the guy in the bright yellow-green jacket. You can’t tell, but I’m wearing the Tulips.)