Sunday, June 1, 2008

And we are off (Days 1 through 5)...

After a day of gear testing and carb loading (in the form of sushi) in Seattle we are finally off. Below are some stats for the first five days. A short news story was posted on the UNFPA website to help publicize our ride, read more here:
Kelsea and Amber, ready to hit the road!

Day 1: Seattle to Elma, WA (67 miles). We caught the Seattle Bremerton ferry and headed down highway 106 on the hood canal for a nice flat, sunny first day!

Day 2: Elma to Naselle, WA (72 miles). Continued on highway 12 to 101 through logging country stopping just short of the WA/OR state line.

Kelsea gets friendly with the local WA cows.

Day 3: Naselle to Rockaway Beach, OR (65 miles). Crossed over the Astoria bridge into Oregon and braved the coastal hills!

The Astoria Bridge connecting WA and OR over the Columbia is over 4 miles long!

Kelsea sports the jersey donated by Gregg's Cycle

Cannon Beach rocks

Day 4: Rockaway Beach to South Beach, OR (85 miles). Smooth sailing down the coast on highway 101, beautiful view, Amber gets her first flat (expertly patched by Kel on the side of the freeway).

Breakfast of champs (double scoop ice cream cones) at the Tillamock Factory

Day 5: South Beach to Florence, OR (48 miles). We stopped in early afternoon for a rest day with cousins--yeah for showers and soft beds :)

The trusty Hubba Hubba tent (Kelsea carries as her handicap)

1 comment:

Shuwen said...

Sounds like the ride is going well! Love the pics!