Saturday, May 21, 2016

Hello Astoria!

We have arrived at the starting point of our Cross-(half)-Country ride - Astoria Oregon!

Sherry and Mike visited Mike's parents in Pasco, Wa and then rented a car in Pasco, picked Pat up in Portland and then drove to Astoria. We got the bikes from the bike shop that we had mailed them to, and then assembled them on the sidewalk. They are now comfortably sitting in the hotel rooms as we get ready to ride tomorrow. We are getting a "Soft Opening" to the bike ride because Sherry is with us for the first few days and she has a car. As a result, we get to ride without bags until Eugene. Sherry will carry most of our stuff in the car while we ride. After Eugene, though, we are on our own.

Tomorrow, it gets real. We actually need to get on the bikes and start pedaling. We are headed towards Rockaway Beach, almost to Tillamook. First night of setting up tents and camping.

Opening the boxes that we shipped to the "Bikes and Beyond" bike shop in Astoria, Oregon.

Putting them together on the sidewalk

Cargo ships at anchor in the Columbia River.

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