Tour2007

Tour 2007 – References

I’d always planned for this tour to be pretty opened ended, without guaranteed destinations or pre booked places to go. There are a lot of options for camping, motelling, hostels etc on the route and I’d figured I’d stop when I felt I was done. That being said I did do a bunch of research beforehand to discover just how flexible I could be. Once I was out in the National Forest I heavily used…

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Tour 2007 – day 10

I woke as if I was still in the tent but I had slept reasonably well. This was the final day, the ride home and I did have a few concerns. First the knee, did my ministrations of the evening before help? What about the rear tire? And of course I’d kind of cobbled together this route and wasn’t really sure how long it was going to take. I wanted to have as much time…

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Tour2007

Tour 2007 – day 9

When I got out of the tent this morning it was absolutely clear and already warming up. Now the one thing I was particularly fearing this morning was to find my rear tire flat again. Alas these fears were realized and again the rim was resting right on the ground. Sigh. I put it off till I was done with breakfast packing and so on. Then I pulled the wheel found the small hole and…

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Tour 2007 – day 7

This was my one day of not cycling of the tour but due to the spread out nature of the various services I did end up riding a bit. I didn’t get up too much later then usual, but it probably was the best nights sleep yet – it was very quiet here away from the main road unlike the other campsites. I went through the usual morning routine then unloaded the bicycle but for…

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Tour 2007 – day 5

Throughout the night it rained sometimes just the dripping of the trees but st other times pouring down. Whenever I’d wake in the night I’d hear rain. I began to worry about the next day, it was a decent distance and riding in the rain like that us taxing and can be dangerous. Yet this wasn’t a great place to stay what with the store closed and not much around. Luckily when I finally got…

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Tour 2007 – day 4

There was no service with AT&T at the Fairholm campground last night so I wasn’t able to complete my daily dispatch. No matter, but worth mentioning for those following along at home. Limited power for tonight so I’ll keep this short and sweet. I awoke in the Sequim campground and went through the routine of packing while the water boiled for coffee and oatmeal. My fellow touron was still in his tent which must have…

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