Monthly Archives: July 2010

the remainder

SOOOOO as everyone knows my phone was unable to post on this website for some “java” reason apparently. But i wanted to keep everyone posted in what happened…I MADE IT HOME!!! I got home a few days ago and have been MORE THAN BUSY, and not really liking being home with “real life” things to do, like figure out my school situation :/ . on a better note though I will inform you all of the remainder of my ride and the amazing things that chris and i saw. Soooo i left of with how excited i was about going to big juds…the burger place…oh my LANTA it was more than i expected, i rode that day and chris had to drive me into the city becase route 26 20 and 84 were all the same road for like twenty miles right outside of boise and the speed limit was 75…sooooo it was a good choice not to ride there, and i had to built up for my hunger and prepare myself for this massiiiivveee burger that i was going to try and finish…chris and i pulled up to this realllly small restaurant and went inside, where we found burgers the size of a small child, and sized up enough to be on man vs. food, if you haven’t heard of the show…you shouldddd!!! So chris and i both got the big juds burger and we started eattting! and i finished my first food challenge and i’m on the wall at big juds incase anyone ever decided to go there check it out! after leaving boise chris and i trekd the twenty miles that it took to get to oregon, on an awful dirt road which had all these pebbles on it, and you would just get hit by pebbles every two seconds, because the people out there got 90 on that road 🙂 the roads leading into oregon and throughout idaho are similar to the mid west, its more like a desert though, WAY MORE BEAUTIFUL. there was soooo much stuff that chris and i did on this trip in between stops and breaks, we went mini cliff diving in oregon by mt mackenzie, which i have pictures but i am not good at uploading so it may take a few days before i can get my mom to help me out. in idaho there are beautiful creeks and rivers which we would just wash up and jump in them, even though they were like 32 degrees! everyday consisted of riding and finding a cool place to swim, mainly because all of the rivers in oregon were bright blue and teal and looked like we were in the Caribbean, but felt like we were in the Arctic! every night was an adventure, just finding places to sleep, whether it was “magic reservoir ” or a state park with RED WOODS IN IT small ones but still HUGGEEEEE my favorite night of sleep was our second night in oregon, we just went into the woods and set up camp, it was dark so i didn’t know what we were camping in but when i woke up in the morning and saw how beautiful and red the trees were wow i can’t even explain it in words i need to upload my pictures.

last day, my last day was about a fifty mile ride to the coast, through jungle like surroundings. the only thing i could think of was jurrasic park. the trees just had this beautiful moss dripping down from all of the trees it was beautiful. I was supposed to ride 20 all the way, but i decided to take 126 into florence oregon. the ride was amazing and by far the most beautiful of the trip, and when you are like ten miles from the coast it is the most glorious thing to just see little sand dunes. it was like seven thirty at night when i first saw the sand dunes and i got excited, the sun was on its way down in the west and i was peddaling so hard to watch it set on the beach. Chris was already at the beach making his instant coffee. As i pedaled through florence i was just looking for the signs to the beach and they arrived, and so had i. It was an amazing feeling, but i didn’t really know how to react to it! It was the most beautiful water i had ever seen before! I cant even explain, i need to post my pictures asap!

as far as the car ride home….chris and i booked it…we drove soooo much and didn’t stop. it was CRAZYYYY we had nooooo problems at alll until worcester, figures huh…east coast traffic succckkksss…but for those three days i lived off of fried chicken bread canned ravioli and RIP IT hahah dollar tree energy drinks…which i will never drink another energy drink again due to this trip, they made me feel like GARBAGE…I will post more soon, this was just a short glimpse of what happened…the pictures will tell more storys!!!