People have slowly started coming in this morning. Pretty much all of the bikes are very high-end carbon ones. I’m having second thoughts about not bringing the Madone, but I think I still brought the right bike for the job . This week will answer that question.
This morning I spent $3 for a omelet and an apple for breakfast. Lunch will be the remainder of my MRE: Peanut butter and jelly on crackers, pizza combos, and water.
I walked around town and explored the area. Pen, paper, sunscreen lotion and a rootbeer added to my expenses. All of them probably should of been brought from home, but as I mentioned I didn’t prepare packing very well.
I also took care of the bike today. I wiped the drivetrain clean and cleaned out the gunk and hair from my dogs. After it was clean, I lubed up the chain and it was as good as new.
For dinner I met up with Carey, Kayla, Jim Miller and a reporter from the Oregonian. Jim was one of Mark’s good friends and Lauri interviewed us. Dinner was chicken breast and manicotti.
Sleep was tough. I sleep on my side, so my hips tend to dig into the ground all night long. I need to invest in a camping mat or cot.