Day 3 begins with a lot of unknowns. I always look at Google maps for an elevation profile but that doesn’t really tell you about the steepness of the climb. Yesterday, I climbed for about 40 minutes straight. I figured I’d be in for much of the same today.
The first day of a bike trek is always the toughest. I was familiar with the first 15 miles of the ride from my trip last year when I rode Seaside to Westport Washington. But south of Seaside was unknown to me.
I stayed at the Hotel Modera. Near Portland State, a pretty cool part of downtown. Day 0 and the last day should be spent in nice hotels. The others, not so much. It makes it easier to leave in the morning.
This bike trek's been different than the others. Bike challenges, rain, very rough roads (California spoiled me) and desolate spaces without many services.