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2009 Northwest Loop Adventure


Anne's 3rd Great Bicycle Adventure for Hospice
A Fundraiser for the Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol, TN

1,576 miles (2,537 km) over 31 days from July 31, 2009 to August 30, 2009

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Equipment lists, Road bikes, 1-3 months, Lewis & Clark Trail, TransAmerica Trail, East to West
Locales: North America, United States, Oregon, Washington, Idaho
Year: 2009

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/2009NorthwestLoop

Copyright © 2009-2014 By Anne Cowan - (contact)

Status: Completed Oct 2009
Last update: Wednesday February 19, 2014 19:03 (US/Pacific) (edited Wed 19 Feb 2014 19:15 (US/Pacific))
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Table of Contents

Who am I?: The start of yet another adventure!!
Why am I doing this again?!: Because I love to ride, of course!!
Equipment and Gear List: Supported tour
Continuing to get ready
Time is flying by: 5 days until I leave for Oregon!
Newspaper Article: Wow, my story is in print!
Fundraising Update: A great start
Map of the route
Bristol, TN to Portland, OR: By air!
Portland: Historic High Temperature=106
Portland: A Southern Tier Rider Reunion
Portland: Rider meeting and getting to know the group
Portland, OR to Troutdale, OR: First day on the road and a HOT one
Troutdale, OR to Hood River, OR: Columbia River Gorge
Hood River, OR to Biggs Junction, OR: More of the Columbia River Gorge
Biggs Junction, OR to Umatilla, OR: Do we LOVE tailwinds?!!
Umatilla, OR to Walla Walla, WA: My first flat tire, EVER, on the road
Walla Walla, WA: Rest Day
Walla Walla, WA to Dayton, WA: First rain of the trip
Dayton, ID to Lewiston, ID: A chilly start and headwinds
Lewiston, ID to Kamiah, ID: Long day, lots of climbing
Kamiah, ID to White Bird, ID: Spectacular ride and scenery
White Bird, ID to New Meadows, ID: Salmon River Canyon
New Meadows, ID: Rest Day #2
New Meadows, ID to Cambridge, ID: Cold Morning, downhill ride, with headwinds!
Cambridge, ID to Halfway, OR: Hell's Canyon and the Snake River
Halfway, OR to Baker City, OR: Oregon Trail
Baker City, OR to John Day, OR: Triple Pass Day
John Day, OR: Rest Day #3
John Day, OR to Mitchell, OR: John Day Fossil Beds
Mitchell, OR to Prineville, OR: Another hot day!
Prineville, OR to Sisters, OR: The Cascade Mountains and old friendship renewed!
Sisters, OR: Rest Day #4
Sisters, OR to Blue River, OR: Spectacular Day
Blue River, OR to Eugene, OR: Heading West
Eugene, OR to Corvallis, OR: A short day
Corvallis, OR to Neskowin, OR: Pacific Ocean!
Neskowin, OR to Manzanita, OR: An awesome coastal ride! ...but lots of traffic.
Manzanita, OR: Rest Day #5
Manzanita, OR to Astoria, OR: Misty day and then a nasty fall.
Astoria, OR to Portland, OR: I did it...100 miles on adrenaline and drugs!
Portland, OR to Bristol, TN: Going home
Parting words


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