Day 12

Yachats, OR -> Reedsport, OR

Some Nature Stuff

Some Nature Stuff

Leaving

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.

Leaving the Bike Hostel

Leaving the Bike Hostel

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

View From This Morning's Ride

View From This Morning's Ride

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.

Morning Ride Along the Coast

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.

Oregon Coast Bike Route

Oregon Coast Bike Route

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.

Just a Regular Looking Tunnel From the Outside

Just a Regular Looking Tunnel From the Outside

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.

Super Creepy Tunnel

Dunes

After getting through the hills along the coast, I started to hit some rather unusual terrain.

Oregon Dunes

Oregon Dunes

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.

This Can't be Real

This Can't be Real

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.