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05/30/2003 Entry: "Corvallis"
Today - the ride to Corvallis
Even after a relaxing day yesterday, we were still pretty tired when we woke up. The weather was nice and cool and we made good time riding. We met up with Josh in Rickreall so we are back to a team of six. The rest of the ride went pretty smoothly overall. This afternoon we were treated to free showers and some time in the pool at the Aquatic Center in Corvallis. Tonight we're meeting up with the unicycling and juggling club in Corvallis for some circus fun. Thanks to their leader Angela, we've got a roof to sleep under tonight.
Yesterday - the ride to Grand Ronde
After a rough day Saturday, we all needed a good nights sleep. We got rolling out of Pacific City around 9am. We adjusted the routing to have a more relaxing day to make up for the day before. The riding went very well on Sunday. We had a gradual climb on a scenic road that went through Siuslaw National Forest. There was almost no traffic and it was quite beautiful. We took our lunchbreak Rose Lodge when the sun started to shine. From Rose Lodge to Pacific City we were on a busy road so we couldn't enjoy the scenery so much. We stopped for the night in Grand Ronde, which happens to be on an Indian Reservation. We got permission to camp on a meadow under some giant powerlines a ways off the highway. Luckily, we were close to a river with a great swimming hole nearby. After eating dinner we put in some practice juggling for awhile. Perhaps the best thing about Sunday, was that we had no mechanical problems!
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I met some of you in Corvallis the day you arrived. You told me about your adventure, and I was impressed with your courage and determination to raise money for such a worthy cause. Keep up the good work!
Posted by jerry @ 06/21/2003 10:07 AM CST
Hi guys! Thanks for keeping up the Website...it's wonderful to read about your trip...gives us moms specifics to worry about! Sounds like the scenery is wonderful and you are learning that people are pretty great most the time, too.
So sorry you lost a rider...be careful out there! And tell Mark to phone home. Hugs to all!
Posted by Michele Linck (Mark's Mom) Fiddelke @ 06/11/2003 09:39 PM CST
I know people in Eugene who want to see you guys perform.
Josh has info in his email about how to contact them!
Posted by Amy @ 06/09/2003 08:03 PM CST