Unscripted Adventures

Some recent adventures

  • RAGBRAI L Our last night was full of Adventure!
    We are safe in Coralville, Iowa. Lucky for us, we got done with the ride, had dinner, a quick shower and got back to the bikes and tents, deciding to relax for a minute before setting up our bedding. Everything was still all stored in our duffles. Drew and Zachary retrieved the bags and bikes …
  • Jun 17th – A Rest Day
    It is so different waking up in a hotel room. It’s dark-no morning glow. The sound of doors shutting-not birds. And while the mattress is comfortable, our set-up in the tent is amazing. Yesterday, over breakfast, we had a great conversation with Neil and Rett. They have been cycle touring for nearly two years! How …
  • June 16th – Lolo Pass here we come!
    June 16, 2023 Friday Miles: 62.37. Total accent: 2,267 Totals: 737.6 miles. Accent: 26,204. 63.35 hours in the saddle The dawn of a new morning…blessed with another day to live. The tent brightens as the sun begins it’s climb into the sky. We huddle closely as it is chilly, thankful for a down quilt. Our …
  • Jun 15th – Final day along the river
    Thursday June 15, 2023 Day 13 Wild Goose campground to Lochsa Lodge, Powell, Idaho 67.45 miles. 2,279 total accent Totals: 675.3 miles. 23,937 total accent. 58.14 hours in the saddle. Yesterday was such a special day and its experiences have changed me forever. I feel such a sense of peace, spirituality and connection with the …
  • June 11th
    Lewis and Clark Trail State Park to Pomeroy City Park Day 9. June 11, 2023. Sunday 42.72 miles. 1,887 total ascent Awakening to the sound of birds singing is such a lovely way to transition from the deep slumber of the night’s rest. It is 4:29 am. The morning light is beginning to cast shadows …
  • June 10th – Kennewick to Lewis and Clark State Park
    We came across beautiful waving crops. “Drew, what is this?”. He looked at me inquisitively, and replied “Honey, that’s wheat.”. I realized I’d never seen wheat fields before. Boy, did I feel naïve! Having been born and raised in southern California, it’s not something you see there.
  • June 8th – Day 6 Crow Butte to Kennewick
    Our friends in the trees bring in the new day with their lovely songs. The trees are calm, there are clouds in the sky and we are ready for the next best day ever! I’m getting pretty good at this oatmeal thing and I think I could probably write a cookbook on all the different things you can put in it to change things up! lol!
  • June 7th – Day 5 Maryhill to Crow Butte Campgrpound
    Today’s lesson is brought to you by mosquitoes: it doesn’t matter how big you are, if you’re persistent and obnoxious, you can motivate others. And that they did. Once outside the tent, Drew and I broke camp in record time!
  • June 6 – Day 4 Carson to Maryhill State Park
    Unscripted. That’s how we roll and today was a great example. Another fantastic day with some surprises! The sound of a hummingbird. Once you know it’s distinct chirp, you can easily identify it. At 4 am, several were visiting the trees around our tent. What an incredible way to wake up! Our night was so peaceful. Feeling rested, we were up just past 5. The forecast for the day included wind and temps in the nineties so we thought it might be a good idea to get up and rolling early!
  • June 5th – Day 3 Portland to Carson Wa.
    We had a wonderful breakfast at the Best Western Plus Portland where we met Peras Hodgkin. So much fun chatting about the area and things to see. Staying there felt like home. Amazing staff.
  • June 4th – Day 2 Big Eddy to Portland
    Another incredible day with gorgeous sunshine and wind at our backs most of the day. Had an amazing breakfast in Vernonia and then met the most awesome person-Happy Herb- at ReBike
  • Jun 3rd – Day 1 Trans America Adventure Tour
    We started with breakfast at the Uptown Cafe in Warrenton. Annie was AMAZING!! And the food delicious! It powered us through the day! Thank you Annie!!
  • Trans American Adventure 2023 – Tire Dip in Astoria – On the road to RAGBRAI L (June 2nd 2023)
    Well we are here, what an excellent adventure already. We met up with my son and met his amazing girlfriend. The flights were uneventful, and of course the people watching was so fun. Picked up a U-Haul to get us and the bikes to Astoria, where we did a bit of sightseeing before turning it …

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