Day 10

McMinnville, OR -> Lincoln City, OR

Another 55-mile day today making it over to Oregon’s coast. I’ve been watching the weather closely the past few days and was hopeful that I might miss that rain. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite work out as I had hoped.

Where Are All The Pictures?

Last night it rained pretty good but was supposed to clear up in the morning. I got up at my usual time, and things looked good, so I headed out on my way. About 5-10 miles in, the rain started to come down pretty good and did so until the last few miles.

The Roads Were Slick

The Roads Were Slick

At first, it was a little frustrating. I put on my sun glasses so that I could keep my eyes open. Eventually, I just gave into the rain and the idea that I was going to be soaking wet.

My Bag Got Soaked and Muddy

My Bag Got Soaked and Muddy

Once I did that the ride became much more enjoyable, even though I had water sloshing around in my socks and running down my face. Luckily, I have a water-proof case that I can store my laptop and electronics in.

Today had some pretty good climbs as well:

Murphy Hill Summit

Murphy Hill Summit

So, given that, I had my GoPro stowed for the day, which means I didn’t get too many pictures.

I Made it to the Coast!

Towards the end of the ride today, the rain died down and I made it to the coast. As I hit the top of the hill, I caught my first glimpse of the ocean. That view was a very welcome sight indeed!

First View of the Beach

First View of the Beach

It looks like the next few days are going to be pretty hilly as I make my way down the coast to California.