More civilization as I begin the 6-day, People's Coast Classic and follow the gorgeous coastline through the towns of Seaside, Cannon Beach, and Manzanita, then around Nehalem Bay & finishing this 72-miler in the cheese town of Tillamook.
Time to say good-bye to my Shanghai Crow's Nest and Lynne and Al who immediately welcomed me into their home like family. Thank you for everything, including the history of Astoria. I love this town, especially on a glorious day like today!
First 18 miles done and I'm checking out Seaside. Definitely feel a little more stress riding with a group, and can't help not liking it when I get passed. Relax, you old geezer, just like Steve Martin in The Jerk, you have a Special Purpose!
Knee still feels good. Don't like this achilles tightness though. Really working on not favoring either leg. Nice, easy, balanced stroke.
Having a late lunch in Manzanita Beach with Steve and Cathy Gibson. Muy bueno tacos.