Crossing into California / by Lisa

After a few days without much cell service, we finally have reception again, so time for a quick update! Thursday and Friday were both mostly uneventful days. They were short days mile wise, but we were biking straight into the wind both days, so they felt long. Today the wind finally shifted, and we had an amazing ride with lots of tailwind and beautiful scenery - the last of the Oregon coast. We were going to end the day in a state park near Brookings, OR, but we were both feeling good, so pushed a bit farther to cross into California and treated ourselves to a motel for the night. It is NOT fancy, but feels pretty great after all the nights in our tent.

 On Thursday we rode the Seven Devils Road, which as you might guess, was very hilly. But there were some great views at the top! Note the assorted towels and clothes on the back of the bike - we’re washing our clothes every night at our campsite, but nothing is ever dry the next morning. We are literally biking down the highway with our underwear strapped to the backs of our bikes.

On Thursday we rode the Seven Devils Road, which as you might guess, was very hilly. But there were some great views at the top! Note the assorted towels and clothes on the back of the bike - we’re washing our clothes every night at our campsite, but nothing is ever dry the next morning. We are literally biking down the highway with our underwear strapped to the backs of our bikes.

 Friday we rode to Humbug Mountain and stayed at the state park there.

Friday we rode to Humbug Mountain and stayed at the state park there.

 Humbug Mountain

Humbug Mountain

 Beach at Humbug Mountain

Beach at Humbug Mountain

 We rode over that bridge! Humbug Mountain again.

We rode over that bridge! Humbug Mountain again.

 Prehistoric Gardens - we didn’t go in.

Prehistoric Gardens - we didn’t go in.

 The coastline near Gold Beach. The pictures don’t do it justice - the views were incredible today.

The coastline near Gold Beach. The pictures don’t do it justice - the views were incredible today.

 We did the biggest climb of the Oregon coast today just south of Gold Beach. Came down the other side looking at this.

We did the biggest climb of the Oregon coast today just south of Gold Beach. Came down the other side looking at this.

 Carb loading, obviously.

Carb loading, obviously.

 Made it to California!

Made it to California!