The day began with coffee and granola in the hostel cafe. Afterward Corey packed up all his cares and woes and took off for a nostalgia tour of Portland (he has a daughter who attended Reed College) and then head to the Amtrak station. We confirmed last night that his bike tools will remove his pedals, essential for boxing his bike.
This morning I rode a half mile to West End Bikes and turned over The Mule for shipping. West End shipped The Mule home in 2018 and it arrived intact.
Corey and I shared a room last night with a bike tourist who just did a loop ride in western and central Oregon. He’s now headed north. He wasn’t exactly chatty but that’s okay.
I’m killing time here at the hostel. My flight leaves tomorrow afternoon which should give me plenty of time to chill. (I hate to bring this up but it’s actually kind of cold here.)
As far as bicycling goes, the tour is now officially over. Thanks to everyone who read these blog posts. Your encouragement of my insane little adventure is most appreciated.
In the coming weeks I will convert these blog posts into a proper journal on Cycleblaze.com when I get the time.
I’ll also post a few more entries reflecting on the tour.
Miles today: 0.5 Tour miles: 3,449.5
9 thoughts on “Bike Tour 2022 – The Mule Abides in Portland”
Glad everything wrapped up nicely for everyone! Have a good flight home! This weekend will be the hottest weekend of the year…..
Safe home and it’s been very enjoyable following your journey and your cynically humorous outlook on the trip 👍
Man. I can’t say this loudly enough how absolutely astounded I am with this accomplishment. I hope you have safe travels home. Take a few hours off to recuperate !!!!
Other than running a few chores I’ve been lying around all day. Really sick of motels and hostels and camping.
Congratulations! As always, it has been a pleasure to read your of your journey. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks. I currently reading what I wrote. It seems like it all happened to someone else
I’m glad we met and I learned of your wonderful blog. I’ll have to go back and read your journey from the start. Safe travels.
Me too. I converted my blog posts on my other tours to Cycleblaze. They are also on my blog but in reverse order
Your updates were a highlight of my day!