Good of morning from my 1st rest day in Redding Ca. WOW, what a ride so far!
My ride started Sunday morning the 15th leaving my house in Roy to meet up with Dan Siverston at the Kingston Ferry dock for my 1st destination of Cape Flattery. It’s the most northwestern point you can ride to in the lower 48. We met up with Cindy and Greg Guoan in Port Angeles and headed out to Neah Bay. Highway 112 is a great road but being so close to the Straight of Juan de Fuca and Vancouver Island BC, its best to turn your phone on airplane mode or you might get Canadian roaming charges on your next bill.
In Neah bay, We stoped at Linda’s Pizza kitchen and hotel to order our pizzas before heading out to the cape. Linda is the mom of a former co-worker and also my main supplier of smoked salmon. Being a member of the Makah tribe, she knows a thing or two about smoking fish. The pizza was smoked salmon and artichoke, yummy!
Cape Flattery is a little over 1/2 mile from the trail head, with all of us being in D/S boots, we opted for the picture from the trail head and geo-tag on the Delorme In Reach.
We stopped for a few pictures on Shi-Shi beach. Thanks Cindy for this great group shot!
We all headed back from there after our delicious pizza, Dan and I headed for the Kingston ferry, and the only rain we had all day was from Edmonds up to Elsa’s in Arlington.
Day 2 started off chilly and damp from Arlington until I got over Snoqualmie pass to about Cle Elum. After that, the sun came out and it warmed up nicely. In Ellensburg, I hopped on US 97 all the way to Madras Oregon to meet up with Paul Nelson. After a quick lunch, we headed for the Summer Lake Hot Springs in Paisley Or. It was a 550 mile day for me, the hot spring felt amazing after all those miles!
Day 3 started with a soak in the outdoor hot pool while watching the sunrise. I’ll have to say that’s a great way to start a 250 mile day 😉
I stopped in Adin Ca. for lunch at the Adin Supply Company, you get a real small town feeling in there. I had lunch care of Chris Dandzscher. Chris is the mastermind behind the Go Fund Me page that was set up so others could buy me lunch while I’m out on the road. I didn’t ask for this but gladly accept the support from everyone. I’m truly thankful to call Chris a friend.
The day ended at custom seat builder, Seth Laam of Laam seats . Dan Sivertson and I were there about 2 years ago to get our seats rebuilt, since then Seth has truly mastered the Tenere seat. He’s been building seats professionally for 15 years now and that’s saying something since he’s only 33! I know my butt will be happy for the journey.