|Air Conditioning - Oregon Coastline|
We cycled to Old Town Bandon for breakfast at the Minute Cafe, then to the public library to access their computers. I threw my sopping wet tarp over my bike before entering the public building. It was completely dry when I exited a short time later.
|Library Solution - Bandon, Oregon|
Seeing a grocery store on highway 101, we bought lunch and dinner foods. Before leaving, I thoroughly cleaned and oiled my chain. It really needed attention after the rain we had been experiencing. I had previously purchased a couple cotton washcloths at a RiteAid for the job. We officially left Bandon at around twelve-thirty.
I plugged into my iPod and listened to a set of the Doors and Rush's "2112 Overature." We pedaled through the mileage we wanted to cover, taking only one real stop to have lunch at Battle Rock, a place where a captain and his men held out against native peoples who were not happy they were there. He later escaped and came back with more men to set up an establishment - another story of exploitatation on the west coast.
Cutting slightly inland, we moved into a valley of Big Leaf Maple, Bay and Cyprus trees - Humbug Mountain State Park was beautiful. The hiker-biker camp had a view of the southern side of the valley. Snelling and I settled into adjacent sites and I layed out my gear to dry. His rear tire had a slow leak, so, together, we changed the tube. I found the culprit - a small piece of metal embedded in the rubber. The facilities at Humbug were the best that I have experienced so far on the trip. The showers were well-designed, spacious and at a perfect water temperature. I hope California has invested in their campsites to the extent that Oregon has.
We cycled just over thirty miles today.