Pre-start post from the start

I want to try to post at least once each day but cell service will limit that for most of the western section.  I've been in Astoria for a few days and am ready to get started. 

There were well over 100 other riders in Astoria, OR getting ready to ride 4200 miles across the US.  Each person was doing it for their own reasons.  Some for charities, some for fun, some were running from the darkness in their life, some were chasing excitement. I was doing it for several reasons. Mostly to see if I can and to try to raise money for chromebooks.

 

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I'll post as many pictures and videos as I can along the way.  I am definitely not a professional camera man so don't expect too much.  😁

So here is the first few days in pictures and video. 

 

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Somewhere over the middle....

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Coming into Portland. 

 

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At the starting point. The Maritime Museum. 

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James, John, and Zack.  A few other riders I've met. 

 

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Two velomobiles in the race this year. 

 

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Breakfast before the bike inspection. Lots of riders came out. 

 

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View from the Astoria Tower. 

 

Thats really just a snap shot (no pun intended) of everything to see and do here. I start the 4200 mile ride in a few hours and I am looking forward to this adventure.