Monday, August 8, 2016

Weigh In and Update


After 9 days straight of biking and 62.9 miles covered, my knees were starting to get a bit sore (and the soreness was not going away overnight). So I decided to take my first day off from riding (rest day) and hit it hard when I got back on. So Saturday I did not ride. Then Sunday I was sick and unable to ride at all. I am still sick today, feeling pretty miserable but I did get on the bike because I don't want to let this roll into days and days of no riding. I just did what I could today, which happened to be 4.3 miles. This took me through a bit more of Oregon forest...


...then over a hill and back down to see the beautiful view of the Lewis and Clark Bridge over the Columbia River, back into Washington state (I will return to Oregon later on this trip, all the while moving eastward across America, as you can see on my route map.)


Coming back into Washington, I see the Port of Longview. This is where all those logging trucks were headed!


Wow, look at all those cut trees. Amazing. It went on for what seemed like ages!


(and ages!)


I had to stop not far beyond this point. I am feeling rough and going to bed soon. Hope to get in a longer ride (or two) tomorrow. Oh, and I did weigh on Sunday: down one more pound to 243.


12 comments:

Gina said...

Good for you! Feel better soon dear.

JM said...

Lyn
I just traveled this way from Seattle to cannon beach along hwy 30! Came back last night. Lovely

Anonymous said...

Two weeks in a row of steady movement down on the scale! That's good.

Nine Dark Moons said...

You have inspired me to start logging my recumbent bicycle rides at the gym (10 miles a day, 3 days a week, as I'm just starting out). I created my own virtual map and have made it from the East Coast most of the way through MA. What fun! I'm on my way (virtually) to the Seattle Aquarium. Love reading your posts and seeing the pictures!

Anonymous said...

Good job riding! I hope you're feeling better today.

Marie

Lyn said...

Thanks... feeling pretty awful but hope to at least pedal a bit this evening.

Anonymous said...

How are you accounting for the hillier parts of America?

Lyn said...

Anon~

I use circuits on my bike to mimic hills. I vary resistance right now between levels 1 and 4, with a bit of 5 thrown in. This makes my rides more hilly, even when I am covering flat terrain according to the maps, but sadly I cannot mimic the relief spots of coasting down those hills... I have to be pedaling 100% of the time.

Anonymous said...

What a cool blog! Thank you for sharing your trip and I hope you lose weight.

Rachel Smith said...

A pound is a pound is a pound! Way to go - and I'm loving all the pics of your rides.

Sam J. said...

Hope you feel better soon!
Keep biking!

Anonymous said...

Athletes get injured, happens. Sorry.