This morning I got up even earlier than yesterday, 5:00 AM. My thought was the sooner I got on the road, the less heat I would have to deal with in the afternoon. Last night, I paid a bit more attention to elevation when planning today’s distance. The distance I planned on riding looked relatively flat. So I decided to push it and do 86 miles. I stopped at the convienient store next to the campgound to resupply. The Pepsi guy was at the store making a delivery and stopped to ask me where I was going. After filling him in he said, “well have a good trip, I probably will not see you again”. He passed me 3 times after that, each time honking his horn after he passed. I gave him a wave. I think he was suprised to see me again and again and again, lol. Move it along Pepsi guy a dude on a bike pulling a trailer is out pacing you. As I mentioned before the route was relatively flat. It was farmland the whole trip flat and fast. I was flying high saying things to myself like, “I can finish this in 7 weeks” or “I am a beast”! Easy there buckaroo. The suffering is yet to come. In Corvallis I stopped for lunch and met a very nice German family that lives in Seattle. I believe I am going to start my own United Nations club. I have France and Germany as club members so far.
The Adventure Cycling map set that I bought for the trip has 12 maps. Today I finished the first one, 11 more to go. Sorry no pics or videos today. I didn’t think watching the wheat grow would be very exciting. Tonight, I am staying just outside Eugene, OR in Coburg. Today was 87 miles. A total of 230.6.