The Pedalshift Project 130: Oregon coast bicycle tour prep

The Pedalshift Project 130: Oregon coast bicycle tour prep

Pulling together the final touches on my upcoming Oregon coast bicycle tour, we cover the final details for the ride. The northbound return trip features a new twist since we last chatted, plus more detail on the modified bikepacking setup I’ll be testing out.

The Pedalshift Project 130: Oregon coast bicycle tour prep

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Oregon coast bicycle tour prep

 
Schedule
 
1 –     Bus to Tillamook, bus to LC, bus to Newport 
            South Beach SP
2 –     Honeyman SP (Fred Meyer in Florence)
3 –    Sunset Bay SP (Safeway in North Bend)
4-     Humbug Mountain SP (Rays in Port Orford)
5 –     Border run… stay at Harris Beach SP (65) (Fred Meyer in             
            Brookings)
6 –     Curry Public Transit ($20+$5 for bike)
            7:20am Brookings            
            10:55am North Bend
            Ride to Yachats Drift Inn (73) (food there)
7 –      Yachats-Newport (Lincoln County transit)
            7am-7:50am
            Newport-LC
            8:45-9:58
            LC-Tillamook 
            10:35-11:50
            Tillamook-PDX 
            12:50-3:00pm
 
Big change is making the northbound Day 1 a bit longer. Turns out the sun doesn’t rise early enough for my comfort level, so I’ll finish off the distance between Washburn SP and Yachats on a fairly long ride from N Bend to Yachats. Hopefully the prevailing winds won’t be too windy 🙂
 
I’m buying the 7-day pass from the NW Connector – it’s the alliance of all transit agencies in the counties of the coast. For $30 I get a ride from PDX and back, plus unlimited rides on the coast from Astoria to Yachats for the whole 7 days. It comes in handy because it buys me an extra few days in Portland for less. nworegontransit.org
 
Packlist
 
I am probably going stove and cook kit free. 
This allows me to experiment with a modified bikepacking setup with no panniers.
I’ll have three dry bags that will sit in line with me, making the whole setup substantially more aero and light.
Adding a new wrinkle to the front rack so I can rock my mirror and phone off the handlebars… kind of a lower cockpit.
 
Dry bag 1
sleeping bag (summer bag only)
pad 
Pillow
sleep clothes
 
Large dry bag
tent
seatback
pump
spork
hat
 
Top tube bag
spare tube
patch kit
multitool
wallet
iPhone
 
Frame Bag
Snacks
 
Dry bag 2
rain jacket
short sleeve 
Convertible pants
sun sleeves
flip flops
spare shirt
spare pants
spare underwear
spare socks
toiletry bag (incl. ibuprofin, caffeine and electrolyte pills)
 
On Bike
water bottles
Lock
 
On Me
Pants
Shirt
Socks
Shoes
Underwear
 
This might be a new normal setup if I end up liking it. I can carry a fair amount still, the weight is distributed up front well and I get the advantages of a trimmer profile. It’s modified bikepacking… a nice experiment!
 

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