No tent site s left, so had to buy an rv site. Nice neighbors (most rv people are.). Gave me a beer, brought us a few cinnamon rolls after we asked how far to nearest food place. They, like most people, were surprised by the length of our trip. Especially when we inform them of our bright East to west idea.
We Woke to a broken rack mount volt (paul ‘s, and happening high wind packing conditions. When you can pack and load bikes under these conditions, you are a touring Ninja. The winds today we’re 16 mph, headwind. Hip is sore, gonna run an NSAID drip from a camelback (I’m sure my liber and spleen need the exercise too.).
Stopped in Biggs (AKA BIG WINDS). dint complain, cause things can get worse. The local construction provided many fine projectiles to assault us with. The sand necessitated one hand driving down hill, with the other hand holding cloth to the mouth (this passed quickly, otherwise We’d have cowboyed a bandana there. So, more bitching….
Thought the Midwest, free great camping, even in city parks. In OR, however, the camping has been limited tours parks, spaced out and busy (in State parks). Back east, we arrive after dark at state parks via bike, pitch the tent, and leave before 8 Am – free.. Here the sentinels are here till all hours of the night, the tent sites are limited, often low and muddy.
Most cater to the rv’s (tents are second class camping citizens.
Nonetheless, the warm showers are nice. So the Columbia fishermen here catch coho, steelhead, some sturgeon (sport – release. These sturgeon can reach 14 ft long, or more. There’s a famous one Herman