After a great day off in Eugene relaxing and hanging out with my friend Reese, it was time to get back on the road. I packed up, said goodbye and immediately turned the wrong way down a one way street.
After turning on Google Maps and getting myself properly situated, the ride was pretty easy and mostly downhill. I left Eugene and began looking for a diner for breakfast. When I saw a pair of fully loaded touring bikes sitting outside a diner about 20 miles North West of Eugene, I took that as a good sign and headed in.
I spotted the two cyclists immediately and began chatting with Geert and Anita – a couple from The Netherlands. They had started within a few days of me so we had had very similar experiences and travelled with many of the same folks. We swapped stories for a while agreeing we’d see each other in two days (they were staying at a motel tonight while I was headed for a city park). They then headed out, leaving me to finish my breakfast.
Even though it should have been an easier day, I was exhausted when I got to the park. I set up my hammock and spent the rest of the day horizontal.
There’s no one else in the park and it’s on a river, so tonight should be a great night’s sleep!
Elevation gained: 1,000 ft
Breakfasts crashed: 1