Leaving the Pacific
This morning’s audio report from Mike Robertson of Shared Vision Quest was from Deception Pass on Puget Sound (the picture above is sunset on Puget Sound), in Northwest Washington. Hans’ friend Ryan, is returning home so Mike and Hans will continue east for another 70-80 miles today to reach the base of the Cascade Mountains. Tomorrow’s ride will test them both with a gain in elevation of over 5000 ft. before day’s end. To explore their intended route check out the Adventure Cycling Northern Tier Route.
Mike reports that in spite of traveling through a rain forest, the weather has been spectacular, and they have traveled nearly 180 miles since Monday. They are still fine tuning their gear, making adjustments to the handlebars and seats to make the ride as comfortable as possible. Mike and Hans are following the Adventure Cycling Associations Northern Tier Route and expect to cross paths with other cyclist riding in either direction who will also be following this route.
Good luck tomorrow, climbing 5000 feet into the Cascades!!