The Pedalshift Project 131: Oregon Coast Loop, Chapter 1

The Oregon Coast is a hilly, foggy, amazing adventure that is a part of the larger Pacific Coast bicycle touring route. It is almost exclusively on US Highway 101, with a few deviations I’ll mention. My plan was to combine local transit with bike touring to do a loop of the coast, tag the California welcome sign and return to Portland, relatively unscathed. On this edition of the Journal we follow along on Days 0 and 1 of the adventure as I ride the busses from Portland to Newport, and get rolling to Florence, Oregon.

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Oregon coast loop, chapter 1 (Portland-Florence)

I have SO much to say about this ride. It was fun, it was exciting, it was challenging, it had downs and ups… because, hills… amirite?
 
For the next several weeks, you’re coming along for the ride. Pedalshift Tour Journals Volume 11 will be serialized in chapters throughout August and into September, taking you along for my ride down the Oregon coast and back. Depending on how things turn out, we might have a bonus week with two shows, but I’ll keep you posted on that.
 
ALSO… there’s video. A lot of it. It’s coming too, but probably not til September. More to come on that.
 
Most of the Journal speaks for itself, but from time to time I might jump in and give some additional context on top of or around the stuff I recorded in the field. 
 
The Oregon Coast is a hilly, foggy, amazing adventure that is a part of the larger Pacific Coast bicycle touring route. It is almost exclusively on US Highway 101, with a few deviations I’ll mention. My plan was to combine local transit with bike touring to do a loop of the coast, tag the California welcome sign and return to Portland, relatively unscathed. On this edition of the Journal we follow along on Days 0 and 1 of the adventure as I ride the busses from Portland to Newport, and get rolling to Florence, Oregon. 
 
This was my biggest transit plus bike tour adventure yet… let’s get rolling! 
 
 

Statistics Day 0-1

Bus miles logged: 143
Bike miles biked: 52.5 (plus some beer runs)
Campsites: 2
Ghosted on people at my campsite: 1
Beers: yes
Cross country SAG wagon encounters: 1
Flats: 0
Sea lions: yes, undetermined
 

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