Category Archives: Oregon

TABR16- Day 4

I woke in my hotel room in Baker City a bit dazed and not sure that I wanted to leave the coziness of a bed to go out and ride through the lonely Eastern Oregon desert at night, but I … Continue reading

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TABR16- Day 3

When I went to sleep in Redmond, I was in 9th. I slept 4 hours which translates to 5 hours down between renting the room, showering, dressing, packing and grabbing supplies on the way out of town. While I snoozed … Continue reading

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TABR16- Day 2

Day 1 was a win because I made 250 miles in 17.5 hours, but it was a bit of a loss in my mind due to a 2 hour nap that had to happen in order to stay awake. To … Continue reading

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TABR16- Day 1

I must admit, that I write this account somewhat reluctantly. Overall, I feel like I am done with Trans Am Bike Race (TABR) for now and I would rather leave it “there”, but I have a part of me that … Continue reading

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TABR15- Day 4- Sumpter Pass in OR to Cambridge, ID

Lying in my hammock at 5AM near the top of Sumpter Pass with the dawn sun gleaming through the pines, some 30 miles to the west of Baker City, OR, I awoke to the sound of my alarm, opened my … Continue reading

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TABR15- Day 3- Ochoco Pass to Sumpter Pass

A mere three and a half hours after laying down in my hammock alongside the road on the west side of Ochoco Pass, I awoke in the dark at roughly 4:30AM to a strange sound. It was a hollow, almost … Continue reading

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TABR15- Day 2- Coburg to Ochoco Pass

My alarm went off and somehow I quickly shut it down. I almost seemed to spring up. Sleep had seemed to elude me somewhat, but then again, I felt like I had rested some. It was 5AM and I had … Continue reading

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TABR15- Day 1- Astoria to Coburg

At the start of a bike race, especially one with some top notch competitors, you would think that it gets dicey really quick. That was not the case for TABR15. Granted, with a bridge closure on the route just south … Continue reading

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TABR15- Astoria and the start

Well, hello there! My last post was June 4th, just 2 days before the start of TABR15 and 44 days ago. Wow. Where does the time go? It’s been a crazy 44 days with so many highs, lows and in-betweens. … Continue reading

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Chillin’ in paradise

Well, after days on end of late nights and early mornings, trying to wrap up things at home, work and prepare to leave for the race, the day finally came and Monday I flew out. My dad picked me up … Continue reading

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