Monthly Archives: May 2012
So far so good! Getting out of the driveway was the hardest part, okay for me it was terrifying. With all the weight from our gear and the really hard knobby tires, the bike wiggled so bad the first 20 feet I thought I was going to crash. I was so scared that I wasn’t sure if I could keep going. Scott turned around and came back thinking I had crashed and thought all his hard work to get to this day was over. I had to take a lot of deep breaths, get the okay from Scott that I CAN do this and away I went. Our dear friends, The Hunters, were going to video us leaving and I am so, so glad that didn’t happen. The video is embedded in my head! We are traveling nice and easy. Getting used to the weight of the bikes and the tires and doing some weight adjustments each time we stop for the night I can happily report that it is getting easier and easier each mile I ride. Bentley is doing great. A bit exhausted though. He is used to
lounging around the house all day with a couple of walks and trips to the dog park. He seems to be settling in to this new life each mile down the road, just like me. He had rough pads before we left and now in one week they are smooth from all the exercise he has been doing. I may have to get him booties when it gets really hot. Although he is protesting the “doggles” everyday, they are a must. We are taking this trip very slow for him so he can adjust well. We are at the base of the Steens Mountains in a beautiful campground called the Steens Mountain Resort. It has hot showers, electricity and wi-fi. We will take our next 600 miles or so tomorrow to Las Vegas and taking three days to get there, nice and easy. I must say that this was the right week to leave, we have had incredible weather. Nice and sunny and just a little cool.