Sunday, July 27, 2008

We made it home!

Hey everyone,
Well, it's been 10 days since we set out on our adventure and we are all home safe and sound. Brian and Jerry made it all the way to Crescent City, Ca on Friday and Jerry's son picked them up on Saturday. They were home by dinner! Congratulations gentlemen! Wish we could have been there to join you so we could have all ridden together the entire time, but it all worked out for the best in the end!
As for Mandy, Mark and myself, our final destination was Cape Blanco which is 20 or so miles south of Bandon. It did not end easy either...the last 1/4 mile of our ride was very steep and of course the wind was in our face! It felt great to make it and be done riding. We built a large fire in the biggest fire pit I have ever seen! We made a very nice pasta and a great curry meal...with a nice red wine for Mark and myself while Mandy enjoyed a brew or two! The temp last night was great and it continued into the morning...very comfortable!
Al and Susan arrived at 9am and helped load our gear into his pickup...it all fit with room to spare. As we rode down the road, it seemed weird to be moving so fast over the same road we averaged roughly 10mph just days before. It was kind of a bummer to drop everybody off and say goodbye, but at the same time it felt good to be home! I'll put more pics and video on later...after I get my fill of lounging on my very soft couch!

1 comment:

Jerry said...

Hi, again,
Brian and I rode to Harris Beach St Park on Friday, made camp, enjoyed a nice dinner in Brookings, a short 1 mile ride. We ate breakfast in town Saturday morning, too. We met Kevin after 29 miles of cruising into Crescent City at the Marina. We said our farewells to our new friends and hope to cross their paths again, particularly Hariff from BC and Garry and Corrina from NZ.
Jerry