Hello from whacky Yakima!
My campsite campsite has 3G coverage, so I thought I’d put together a quick blog post to update everybody on my cross-country bike tour progress.
Although I’m running the VERY real risk of draining my cell phone battery and thus cutting myself off from Instagram for the next 24 hours, I wanted to share a few snapshots while the memories are fresh in my mind.
To bring everybody up to speed, I’m riding my bike from Seattle to Colorado.
Tuesday morning I packed my Panniers, slammed some oatmeal, and mounted my steed.
On the way I saw some inspirational messages.
I did not encounter any legendary beasts, thankfully.
My campsite was awesome! I had a GREAT view.
Today started with oatmeal.
Properly carbohydrated, I proceeded to bike 88 miles.
Luckily my wet and rainy ride up the mountains took me through some of the most GOURGEOUS parts of the Pacific Northwest.
I passed the time slogging uphill by singing Lucinda Williams songs and repeating the mantras: “turn it to burn it to earn it” & “the only way out it over and through so keep pedaling sugarlips, that’s what you DO.” Right when I thought I couldn’t go on, I was freeZing, soaking wet, and seriously questioning my sanity, I reached the summit!
From there it was smooth, dry, incident-free downhill sailing all the way to Yakima.
It is time for this biking Bedouin to put himself to bed. Tomorrow, I take Washington Wine Country BY STORM!