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Uphill and Against the Wind - TransAm E-W
By Dave T

Day 84: Cape Lookout SP to Cannon Beach - A surprise reunion with friends

Friday August 8, 1986, 57 miles (92 km) - Total so far: 4,494 miles (7,232 km)

I slept in to 9am, it felt really good just to take my time in the morning. I packed up and stopped in the café for breakfast, taking my time, no hurry today. I decided it was time for some clean clothes so after breakfast I hit the Laundromat. All the machines were taken up by a bunch of stupid people so I sat outside waiting. About an hour went by before I just decided to go on the Cannon City. I headed out and stopped at another laundromat about 40 miles up the road in Manzanita.

I was just getting finished when I saw Diane from the BC group zoom by. I didn't see Clay anywhere and I wondered if she ended up riding alone from Missoula. I loaded all my junk on my bike in a hurry and sped off to catch up to her. Diane was riding like she had afterburners on but I caught up easily. She was surprised to see me (as I was surprised to see her), we talked for some time. After awhile Clay rolled up and we all spent some time catching up. Apparently, along with Fred, they are what's left of the BC group. Fred was cold so he rode back over the coast range and decided to ride up the valley to Astoria.

I was excited to meet up with Clay, Diane and wished Fred was with them. We rode another 16 miles north to Cannon Beach and got camp setup. We spent most of the evening telling our experiences since Missoula. Clay said they "heard" all about me all along the route from Missoula to Florence. I was always 2-3 days ahead of them and Clay knew I was putting in some big mile days. The 3 of us sat around drinking Henry Weinhard's Private Reserve.

Tomorrow I'll ride on the Astoria with Clay and Diane, officially completing the Trans America Trail at the Maritime Museum. Clay has invited me to ride on to his home in Newberg, just outside of Portland.

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[Author's Note:]- The Oregon Coast has some of the best scenery of the whole Trans America Trail. In 1987 I rode from Seattle to San Francisco, along the coast route.


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