Thursday, August 27, 2015

Fat bike Oregon coast day 2

Today I retraced back form Nehalem back to Astoria. Only this time I knew not to do the trail through Ecola. 

I knew high tide would be in the morning and I might end up waiting at Arch point. I took my time riding up the beach taking pictures and getting some video. Still when I got near arch point the tide was too high. So I hung around eating and enjoying the view. Then I decided to make my attempt. Timing in between the surges I worked my bike through the rocks. When a surge would come in I climbed up rocks to keep my feet dry. It worked well until I was about 10 feet from clearing the rocks when a big surge got me. Wet feet for the rest of the day. 

When I got to Hug point the waves had just gotten low enough to make it passable, but the wet rocks made it evident that not long before it would have not been passable. Other than the people not paying any attention getting through was not a problem. 

The return trip was easier and faster since I knew the problem areas. It was a great day that ended with a dense fog coming in off the ocean. 

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:12 PM

    Thanks for sharing Dan. It looks like a lot of fun. Juan Carlos


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