Thursday, August 4, 2016

Biking On


This afternoon's ride continued through Oregon on Route 30, which runs alongside a railroad track. The hills are behind me for today and the view of grassy fields and distant mountains is welcome.



My ride took me past Marshland, aka "Skunk Cabbage Flat," settled in 1862, population 462. Not much to see in the way of buildings (they were off the beaten path) but the surroundings are breathtaking.


After a short, 2 mile ride, I took a break. But later, I got back on the bike and rode another 4.6 miles through some really stunning countryside...


...past another old barn, still standing...


...and through the largest town I've been through since Astoria: Clatskanie. It seems huge in comparison to the small towns I've seen along the way, but only has a population around 1700 people. You can even stop at Humps if you have the time.


It was a happy and refreshing day with a total of 6.6 miles. I am feeling great, enjoying all the biking and making myself and my goals a priority. Looking forward to seeing more of where this road takes me tomorrow.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Lyn - I'm a new reader here. Just wanted to say that I am so impressed by your commitment to your ride! It seems like you are having a great time and really enjoying your 'travels'. Keep pedaling! :)

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Ex-FGAA fan here, following you instead. You truly inspire.