PDX to SF by Brompton

User: toddfahrner
Dates: 24 Aug 2010 - 6 Sep 2010
Duration: 1 week, 6 days
URL: http://www.facebook.com/notes/todd-fa...

Monday 6 Sep 2010 10:54

I am in en route to Napa. Per tweet yesterday, the self-powered part of my journey is over. I have more than succeeded in achieving my goals for this trip; I have received unexpected gifts. I must be home Friday, and need a few days off the bike to process my experience before returning to home life. Check http://flickr.com/photos/cleverchimp/ for slowly organizing visual account.

Posted: Sept. 6, 2010, 5:54 p.m.

Saturday 4 Sep 2010 22:03

Rode minutes ago into Ft Bragg to find all lodging booked. Will camp, but now I eat.

Posted: Sept. 5, 2010, 5:03 a.m.

Saturday 4 Sep 2010 11:06

I am beyond well. More tweets when bandwidth, tonight? Much love.

Posted: Sept. 4, 2010, 6:06 p.m.

Friday 3 Sep 2010 20:55

Arrive in peaceful campsite at dusk after epic day, pitch hammock, neighbor campsite cranks AC/DC from truck, lights on. They have a vuvuzela.

Posted: Sept. 4, 2010, 3:55 a.m.

Friday 3 Sep 2010 19:05

I want today's elevation profile on a plaque in my office. Good thing no office.

Posted: Sept. 4, 2010, 2:05 a.m.

Friday 3 Sep 2010 17:22

4.5L of water since Honeydew, no pee. Sopping stinging crusty sweat all over.

Posted: Sept. 4, 2010, 12:22 a.m.

Friday 3 Sep 2010 13:13

Weave a circle round me thrice, and close your eyes in holy dread, for I in Honeydew have fed, and drunk the soymilk of paradise.

Posted: Sept. 3, 2010, 8:13 p.m.

Friday 3 Sep 2010 8:34

Wonderful night on Mattole beach, hammock strung from driftwood.

Posted: Sept. 3, 2010, 3:34 p.m.

Wednesday 1 Sep 2010 18:30

In motel for the night. Tailwinds turned to head; must yet find a few items for backcountry, plus Eureka postcard for boy at behest of wife.

Posted: Sept. 2, 2010, 1:30 a.m.

Wednesday 1 Sep 2010 10:06

Suckin' the wifi, fillin' the belly.

Posted: Sept. 1, 2010, 5:06 p.m.

Monday 30 Aug 2010 18:57

Cleaned, tuned and lubed Brommie at friendly Backcountry Bikes. Looked for laundry to dry wet wool, but already dry on body. So, eat, sleep.

Posted: Aug. 31, 2010, 1:57 a.m.

Monday 30 Aug 2010 11:10

At a pleasant elevation, moving out in all directions.

Posted: Aug. 30, 2010, 6:10 p.m.

Sunday 29 Aug 2010 18:45

Mouth of the Rogue River for the night. Motel, 'cause it's cold and ultralight bag not enough. GP @ RBWHQ sent fix to Crescent City, morn.

Posted: Aug. 30, 2010, 1:45 a.m.

Sunday 29 Aug 2010 13:32

Guess I should climb it.

Posted: Aug. 29, 2010, 8:32 p.m.

Saturday 28 Aug 2010 22:00

Pushed hard to make it to Cape Blanco SP by last light. I'm tired in the best way, but thereby be he'll to pay tomorrow. Cell coverage minimal.

Posted: Aug. 29, 2010, 5 a.m.

Saturday 28 Aug 2010 16:24

Feeling strong. Warm tailwind, thanks. _My Life in the Bush of Ghosts_ is awesome crank it beat. Sixes here I come.

Posted: Aug. 28, 2010, 11:24 p.m.

Saturday 28 Aug 2010 12:20

In homey coffeehouse with live acoustic music (um, Eagles, Dire Straights), friendly pitties, eating very American brunch while bringing phone charge up*. Hilly segment of depressing clearcut ahead.

*on bike charger supports only moderate iPhone use indefinitely, not the intense data services stuff I'm up to (often with weak/no signal.)

Posted: Aug. 28, 2010, 7:20 p.m.

Saturday 28 Aug 2010 11:00

Clothing dry, time to switch to hi-vis fanny pack fashion accessory for bridge crossing. Trying to make Sixes today.

Posted: Aug. 28, 2010, 6 p.m.

Friday 27 Aug 2010 19:28

Dorrie and Moira are a mother-daughter team touring the coast for the second time, this time Canada to Mexico. They are poise and grace.

Posted: Aug. 28, 2010, 2:28 a.m.

Friday 27 Aug 2010 11:57

Great coffee, danish, salty breeze, sun, great views, joint pain balm HEAL ALL!

Posted: Aug. 27, 2010, 6:57 p.m.

Friday 27 Aug 2010 10:22

Corvids ate chia while I was on beach. Slow start, too much iPhone time. Left knee yelling. Energy missing. Coffee and pastry administration underway. 20 beautiful hilly miles to dunelands ahead. Hope to make Umpqua tonight.

Posted: Aug. 27, 2010, 5:22 p.m.

Thursday 26 Aug 2010 19:03

It's called Wakonda Beach. As in I like to take a walk on...

Posted: Aug. 27, 2010, 2:03 a.m.

Thursday 26 Aug 2010 16:22

Perfect day. I have outpaced my 10-years-younger self on this route by half a day's ride already. Brompton acquitting itself brilliantly!

Posted: Aug. 26, 2010, 11:22 p.m.

Thursday 26 Aug 2010 14:00

After you stop flinching upon being passed 18" by speeding RVs and logging trucks, pretty much nothing can bother you. You learn to upshift and jerk handlebars left to set up right lean to ride wake without getting sucked in.

As I was taking this photo a fellow in spandex on a double-boinger downhill bike passed, and I thought "wow, dumb kit" and then I considered the view of myself.

Posted: Aug. 26, 2010, 9 p.m.

Thursday 26 Aug 2010 12:16

Mood at 11, hit a groove, flying up little hills, nothing hurts. Best part of 101 shoulder: nobody hears you singing Jeff Mangum.

Posted: Aug. 26, 2010, 7:16 p.m.

Thursday 26 Aug 2010 8:23

I passed by this scenic bypass of a nasty 101 climb 10 years ago. Dumb.

Posted: Aug. 26, 2010, 3:23 p.m.

Wednesday 25 Aug 2010 15:41

In motel here rather than over big hill to Lincoln City, bc LC accommodations less appealing. Gonna stroll beach while iPhone charges; on-bike charging setup has issues.

Posted: Aug. 25, 2010, 10:41 p.m.

Wednesday 25 Aug 2010 12:17

Harsh transition to 101 from peaceful Nestucca.

Posted: Aug. 25, 2010, 7:17 p.m.

Wednesday 25 Aug 2010 10:36

Good night and great morning along beautiful Nestucca river.

Posted: Aug. 25, 2010, 5:36 p.m.

Tuesday 24 Aug 2010 18:01

Made it.

Posted: Aug. 25, 2010, 1:01 a.m.

Tuesday 24 Aug 2010 15:43

It hurts less than I remember last time.

Posted: Aug. 24, 2010, 10:43 p.m.

Tuesday 24 Aug 2010 13:22

Honey sweet

Posted: Aug. 24, 2010, 8:22 p.m.

Tuesday 24 Aug 2010 12:10

I'm free

Posted: Aug. 24, 2010, 7:10 p.m.

Tuesday 24 Aug 2010 9:59

This time for real: leaving.

Posted: Aug. 24, 2010, 4:59 p.m.

PDX to SF by Brompton

User: toddfahrner
Dates: 24 Aug 2010 - 6 Sep 2010
Duration: 1 week, 6 days
URL: http://www.facebook.com/notes/todd-fa...

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