- Posted by dani-biker on October 5th, 2008 filed in USA
The last month i had a wonderful time in the USA. In the near of Portland a nice couple (Bruce and Barb) invited me to sleep in their house. Thank you. Directly on the coast i was gone south on the highway 101. I met a lot of other cyclists. We were together for a couple days and it was very funny.
The Oregon Coast was very beautiful, but it was sometimes very forgy. I went trough the Redwoods in California. The trees are very huge and more than 2000 years old.
I stayed for 2 nights in San Francisco an made a tour by motorboat to the Golden Gate Bridge and the island Alcatraz. On pier 39 i’ve seen the sealions and with the swiss cyclist Hans-Peter i was ate in Chinatown.
East of Oakland i got help from the firefigthers of the fire department. They gave me water, fruits and a very good chicken sandwich! I sleeped on the campground Mt. Diablo. My idea was to go to Yosemite NP, but i had not enough time. So i went back to the coast. The friendly man Thomas picked me up with his car and we went together over the moutains to the coast.
Now i went south on the highway 1. The nature here is very beautiful and i have seen dolphins and wales. In the near of one campgrund was a forestfire, only 2 miles away.
In the last 5 days i made between 90 and 120 miles per day. Now i’m in Los Angeles and i stay by Jim in Laguna Beach. I have met him on the coast and he is a very funny man. Tomorrow i have a flight to New Zealand.
I’m sure, this was not my last tour through the USA. I will come back…