Monthly Archives: August 2013

Day 99–Down hill from Loup Loup Pass to Winthrop

We took a long lunch at the summit of Loup Loup Pass.  At about 2:30 we finally gathered up and started down hill.  It didn’t take too many pedal strokes before gravity took over and all we had to do … Continue reading

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Day 99–Miles to go 225. Years of marriage–48, Love–Forever

This morning (Wednesday August 28) we hurried around as usual to get on the road.  Jenny and I left directly from the camp site in Omak and couldn’t find the trail at first.  We wondered around for a while and … Continue reading

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Day 98–Another pass to traverse. Another friend to make.

Before I review the day’s events, let me first tell you that upon reaching the town of Republic we had completed 4,000 miles of the Northern Tier with about 285 miles left to go.  We continue to believe that September … Continue reading

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Come ride with me. Thank you all.

Thank you all for your comments on my post of “Come ride with me”.  I clearly meant all of those things I said about the beauty of our country and the kindness of our people.  In fact, shortly after I … Continue reading

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Day 97–People we met today

As we were getting ready to leave this morning Dennis, another camper at the park, came by.  He asked about our ride and was particularly interested in the Guide Dogs.  He and his wife were going to be picking up … Continue reading

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Day 97–It’s all about getting to the top of Sherman Pass.

We left camp about 8:30 after the morning prayer.  We rode immediately onto Highway 20 that would take us to the Columbia River and the crossing that would lead to the long ascent up to Sherman Pass.  We would start … Continue reading

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Come with me.

With just under 300 miles to go I invite you all to COME WITH ME the rest of the way to Anacortes.  This has been a great journey and a great adventure.  When we first started from Bar Harbor, the … Continue reading

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Day 96–A short ride, an interesting person and a chaotic evening.

Day 96 was a rest day.  We went to church at 9am and after going to the market we returned to the motel to get the girls and Quincy.  By 11am we had everything gathered up and we headed to … Continue reading

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Route for the next 6 days into Anacortes

The main issue with this route are the high passes we have to travers.  Take a look at the profile offered by Adventure Cycling. We’ll be doing the highest pass, Sherman Pass, tomorrow.  Send us some strength.

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