Today was one of the hardest climbing days of the trip (except for Aspen, who seems to sail up any hill). We had to climb over the Continental Divide and we all made it. Shawn’s trading account also had a great day. He continues to amaze me in how he is making money to pay for this trip while biking and taking care of his family. I’m a believer in the concept that learning how to trade will open up the freedom to do things you really want to have fun doing.
The views have been spectacular. It’s amazing what you see when you are going 14 MPH instead of 55 or 70. We all thought the ride from the Cape to Clatskanie was going to be relativity flat and easy for our first day. The first ten miles proved to be just that. It was great riding down the 101 towards the Astoria Bridge, small towns, great views and good company. Nine riders started the ride from this point and it was fun to see a drafting line of ” Apairy Fund” riding jerseys going down the road.