Hey guys… I know everybody’s reading these posts and wondering where the heck places like “Diamond Lake” and “Susan Creek” are. Well, today is your lucky day.
I’ve added a link to the top bar (look up) called “The Map” that will bring you to another page showing each place that Steve has stopped for the night.
Each stop that he has made is noted by a little bubble. When you click on the bubble, it will give you the name of the town and a slightly witty (or unwitty) blurb.
Think of it as a “not even close to real time” virtual bike ride… 🙂 Still, it will be fun to follow along and you can even get a satellite image of the terrain he will be riding through.
Update: Mileage counter has been added on the right. We’ll try to come up with some fun way of tracking speed soon.
Verizon Wireless hasn’t let us down yet! Steve just called on his cell phone from Silver Lake, Oregon. He rode 91 miles today, which took him 6 hours 45 minutes of riding time. The first 8 miles were a steady climb of another 800 feet in elevation to the summit of the Cascade Mountain Range. He was able to cruise 15 miles downhill after his uphill efforts…weee! Most of the remaining miles were long, straight, and flat stretches. After coming out of the Cascades, he’s now into basically very flat, high-desert terrain with sage brush, etc. Road conditions have been good and traffic’s been very low. (Unlike what we’re experiencing in our own community lately).
Last night it rained through the night so he got a late start this morning. He awoke to temps in the 40s so he dressed warmly and in his raingear. The temps didn’t go above the low 60s today so he was grateful for his arm and legwarmers. A very large breakfast at the lodge gave him a good kick-start this morning. Tonight he’s staying in a little motel in order to have a roof over his head, a warm shower, and a bed. And there’s a restaurant down the road so he won’t need to cook a meal tonight.
—Stay tuned for more updates down the road! ~~Diane
Steve called tonight and he rode solo 53 miles today. His route went from Susan Creek to Diamond Lake. His ride was cold, windy, with sprinkles, and an elevation gain of 4,000 feet. It took him 6 solid hours of biking to accomplish this ride today. Needless to say, he was wiped out tonight! He is camping in the National Park there, so there are some other campers in the area tonight. Tomorrow he’ll have a big breakfast before heading out to Silver Lake. If you haven’t done so yet, please check out the newest photos under “Diane’s Photos”! And don’t be afraid to try leaving a comment where it says, “No Comments or 1 Comment or 2 Comments.”