Today, the ride continues. Leaving Clatskanie, you can see for miles and it seems there are no people or homes to be found anywhere.
I rode for 4.1 miles and admired the abundant wildflowers along the way. All the colors are rich and vibrant and full of cheer.
I stopped for a break when my feet went numb. Lately, my tail bones have started to hurt, too. I guess I am just getting used to being on the bike seat every day. Anyway, when I got back on the bike I rode another 2.2 miles through the countryside. Then finally, a sign of life: yet another old barn by the side of the road.
Next, I was riding through Delena, Oregon, a very small community whose post office closed in the 1920's. Apparently there is still an old school that some guy lives in and runs it as a junkyard. This is the intersection, with an attention-grabbing field of white wildflowers
I rode another 2 miles before quitting for the day, for a total of 8.3 miles today. I have biked every day since I started and my legs are a bit sore. I will take a rest day if I need to, but so far I am riding 100%. I am sleeping more soundly every night and going to bed earlier (10:30ish) because I am more tired. Tomorrow I should be crossing back over into Washington state for a bit before returning to Oregon for many miles ahead. I'm looking forward to every bit of the adventure. You can follow my route on My Virtual Mission.