Vertical Gain: 4449 feet
Calories Burned: 2862
Link to Garmin Route Data
Today showed that we can't have perfect weather every day. We had coastal fog virtually the entire ride, as my photos will attest. We started out from the hotel, and I quickly got in a paceline with Joe Schroeder, Mark Weisbarth, his wife Susan Weisbarth, and myself. We set a reasonably brisk pace until the turn off from highway 101 onto Otter Crest Loop, where we picked up a pretty good climb and the group broke up. We came to a lovely overlook, which will feature some of the fabulous coastline. The first is an unobstructed view, and the second includes Mark and Susan. The Punchbowl was the site of our first SAG stop about 21 miles into the ride. Barbara Munk and some of the folks saw a whale offshore, but I couldn't make it out.
|Devil's Punchbowl at Outcropping|
|Mark and Susan Weisbarth at Devils Punchbowl overlook|
|Yaquina Lighthouse, oldest in Oregon|
|This is called something like Roaring Horn|
|View toward Heceta Head Lighthouse this year|
|Heceta Head Lighthouse as I saw it in 2008|
For those of you who are impatient, feel free to pull up the 2008 blog. Sara says I am saying the same things anyway. I am trying to include at least a little variety. More tomorrow!