This morning, I left the bike hostel before anyone else was up. I like to get an early start in the day since I’m usually riding for about 5-6 hours to the next location.
It was a pretty cool place for the price. It had a shared bathroom/shower area and the room was literally just big enough for the bed and my bike, but hey, you can’t beat a place to stay for the night for $40.
Morning Ride Along the Coast
The ride this morning reminded me of Highway 1 up near Ragged Point - high cliffs along the ocean, roads winding along the edges of the hills, etc… Here’s one of the videos I took.
I should’ve been wearing sun glasses this morning, even though it wasn’t very bright out, because I had several bugs Kamikaze stright into my eyes while coasting down hills. But hey, now I know.
Super Creepy Tunnel
So, from the outside this thing looks pretty harmless. As you get up to it, it even has a button that will light up a sign outside, letting vehicles know that there’s a cyclist inside.
However, when you get inside the tunnel, it’s pretty freaky - like something out of a horror movie. The blinky florescent light inside really sells it.
After getting through the hills along the coast, I started to hit some rather unusual terrain.
When I think of Oregon, I certainly don’t think of sand dunes, but there they were. There was something so strange about the landscape though, so unnatural. It was like forests of evergreen trees and sand dunes were colliding in what I can only describe as a Minecraft biome gone awry.
I made it into Reedsport relatively quickly today, and called it a day.
I’m going to be averaging 55 miles per day over the next 3 days, so things are definitly kicking into gear.