Gorgeous cool clear morning.
First rains of summer on 9/11 and 9/12
Out 99 to Adair to meet Tuesday group but no one was there. Took Tampico to Willes, Robison, Rifle Range. Then Soap Creek and back over the top
Cool morning with a few sprinkles.
vi Bellfountain and Hiatt farm. Nice day. Rained overnight.
Cool morning. Sunny. Nice tailwind heading south.
From Beverly Beach. First out to Otter Rock, then back to Newport. Gorgeous day on the coast.
From Big Elk Campground it's 19 miles of gravel road to Elk City. There had been log trucks going by yesterday and this morning so I was a bit concerned. Turns out they were coming in from another road just a mile up the road and I never had to encounter one. In fact I only saw about 3 vehicles the whole way to Elk City. The road was in good shape with none of the washboard I experienced last year when I rode it. It was a very quiet still morning.
Stopped for a quick snack at Elk City and then stoppend for anothe snack at the boat launch just before Toledo. This is where I get cell service again so I had to check in. Stopped for esspresso in Toledo but it didn't do much for me.
Stopped at the Sail Inn Cafe for lunch. I ate here recently and it was very good and much cheaper than everything else on the bay front. The sun was now out and I had made it across the mountains. Time for a beer. I had a very tasty lunch of fish tacos and then chatted with the Thai lady that owns the place for a while. Then a liesurly ride through Newport, avoiding the main drag, before heading out to Beverly Beach.