|Distance||111.37 kms||68.97 miles|
|Climbed||344 meters||1,129 feet|
|Ride time (hours)||6.34||-|
|Avg speed||10.9 kph||-|
|Distance||29,438.25 kms||18,291.92 miles|
|Climbed||308,162 meters||1,011,030 feet|
|Ride time (hours)||2,078.58||-|
Sunday, June 8th, 2014
I've got 8 miles to ride to the next town before I can breakfast. I just hope there's something there; luckily for me there is, a good old farm town diner. I get my dose of eggs, hashbrowns, and coffee. Sitting next to me at the counter is Neil, he asks me where I've come from on the bicycle. We chat for the next half hour about bicycle touring and possible routes through Oregon and Washington. He leaves me with a printed article on Sasquatch (probably not a good idea to read that alone at night in the woods...).
It's a flat, sunny, headwindy kind of day. When I get to Klamath Falls I ride through the urban sprawl until I get downtown. I cruise around it a few times, with a stop at a lakefront park, just because I feel like it. When I've had enough sightseeing I shop at Safeway for supplies for the next few days. On the way out of town there is a little bit of climbing, soon to return to flat, sunny, and headwindy as I make my way along Klammath Lake. At the turnoff for Crater Lake there is a casino and a truckstop, I pick up some ice tea before moving along.
I check out a few side roads once I'm in the National Forest but nothing looks too good until right before Fort Klammath then I head into the forest on a dirt road. I pick a spot off the road behind a little hill to set up camp. The mosquitoes are vicious here; I have to break out the DEET for the first time in a while. It does the job. I'm making dinner when I realize that I accidentally threw away my garlic when I was rearranging things at the supermarket, tragic! Almost as tragic as losing my laptop! Life without garlic is a bummer. Dinner comes out okay though. I take refuge from the mosquitoes in the tent as soon as I'm done cleaning up.