Yesterday, I took the chance to rave (and complain a little) about some great breakfasts I had along the Oregon Coast. The 50 mile omelets did a great job getting me on the road, up and over the hillsand to our final destination. There is only one problem with this, after 50 miles the 50 mile omelet wears off and you get hungry again! The ladies soon learned that after we got to the hotel and showered it was time to feed us NOW! Continue reading
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Tagged burger, Cannon Beach, Coos Bay, Cycling, Florence, Mac and Cheese, Newport, oregon coast dinner, pasta, Rogue Ales. Beer, Yachats
As we rode along the Oregon Coast, Rob and I saw some amazing sights. Whales swimming, waves crashing, gorgeous trees and great beaches. Most of the stops along the way were due to me wanting to take year another photo.
However, there were other things I truly enjoyed, the food! Continue reading
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Tagged Breakfast, Brookings, Cannon Beach, Coos Bay, Cycling, Florence, Newport, omelet, Oregon Coast, Pacific City, Port Orford
Anyone who has been following me for the last week knows that during the ride on the Oregon coast, we had the best support crew ever! Michelle and Kim took very good care of us!
On Sunday, it was time for Rob and I to give back! Continue reading
Posted in Exercise, Family, Inspiration
Tagged 50 for 50, Ashland, Friends, Half marathon, halfathon, love, Medford, running, Standing Stone Brewery, support
In the last post, I mentioned how boring the run from Florence to Coos Bay was. There just wasn’t a lot of excitement, or picture worthy opportunities along the way. Coos Bay is just honestly kind of a run down logging town, and even the freshness of a morning sunrise just can’t make it pretty,
However, the food and service at the Pancake Mill for breakfast went a LONG way to brightening my day. the ham and cheese omelet, hash browns and homemade jam for the toast I knew would give me some great pedaling power! Continue reading
After 7 days of long rides, and high hills, our heroes were ready for the last day! The night before was in a hotel at the beach, which allowed me to get some great sun down photos
But the relaxing times was over and it was time to start the day Continue reading
AS I mentioned in the last post, getting to Port Orford was a struggle. The weather gods threw everything they had at us, those headwinds will be remembered for a long time! After the double cheeseburger, it was back to the room and to bed!
I was happy to know we had just one more long day left… Continue reading
There is a distinct dichotomy between day 4 and day 5 on the coast ride. Newport to Florence has some of my favorite places in the world. It is a gorgeous ride. From Florence south is the exact opposite, it a long inland slog to a town that is just NOT pretty. But to do the Oregon coast, you have to do both days! Continue reading
This was one of days I was most concerned about with my buddy Rob. It had 2 decent climbs, one to get into Lincoln City, and then one just before Newport. After day one, he was already a much better climber, but this was going to be a challenge for him. The challenge would have to wait though, until after breakfast! Continue reading
We survived the first day and after a great plate of Mac and cheese for dinner
and a good nights sleep, the next morning found us back on top of the hill ready to start day 2…. Continue reading