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05/30/2003 Entry: "Day 2, flats, hills, and cold, cold fog."

Well, we're sitting in the library of Tillamook, and after a 40 mile day it feels good to be done. There were two big hills(nothing too serious though), and lots of dense, cold fog in the morning. But first, I'll tell you about yesterday. We had 3 flats. Jesse, then Morgan, then myself. It was less than fun, but after lots of patches and breaks and such we made it to Cannon Beach. We were forced to camp in a camp ground due to some local ordinance against tents in yards. Oh well. It was very pretty and quite comfortable. Well, at least until nightfall, and the raccoons came and poked at everything we left out, including food, clothes, peanut butter, and trail mix. Some of the less protected food was missing in the morning. I actually got up and moved some pans and gatorade in the middle of the night after Jesse's warning. The critters were as scared of me as i was of them. Good thing, some of them were quite large. We played firsbee and attempted to juggle that night on a beautiful beach, with a large (and by large I mean HUGE) rock 100 yards off-shore. The ocean was extra cold but some of us got wet anyway, the air was hot and the water felt good once we got out and started to dry. I doubt I've ever been that cold in my entire life. Wow. Today we rode over the hills to the afore mentioned Tillamook. The mountain had a great view of the surrounding land/ocean, or so we're told by a local, the fog was far too thick for us to see more than about 10 feet over the edge. Seager and I went ahead and planned to wait at the next town, Manzanita. After about 35 minutes of waiting Morgan showed up, alone. We were confused. So we went inside the restaurant that was there, a very nicely kept place, with a friendly and cute waitress. The place was called Big Wave Cafe. Very nice palce, with very good hot chocolate, that we had a cup of, on the house even, because of our ride to help kids. Yay for people with soft spots. :) Inside Morgan informed us that there was some spoke problems with Josh's bike and that explained the slowness on the part of the others. Turned out that Jesse had to retrue 75% of the spokes in Josh's rim. This is very strange and will require some work tonight as well. Jesse just informed me that we're staying at a local Lutheran church for free. Sweet. There are new pictures being upload as I type this, so they should be up by the time you read this. Thanks to everyone signing our guest book and encouraging us. It helps a lot, especially in these early days when we haven't had much success juggling and our bodies aren't in top physical form. We love all of you. On a personal note: ILI(M).


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you guys rock!good luck

Posted by Lisa @ 06/08/2003 08:15 PM CST




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