Pacific Coast Bike Tour Day 9: Rockaway Beach to Lincoln City
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We woke up yet again to the smell of hot breakfast thanks to our hosts Jaime and Tommy. We packed up our gear, loaded up our bikes and said our goodbyes.
It’s always so tough leaving friends, comfy beds and home cooked food behind but we have to move on.
Thankfully, the first part of our day was filled with flat roads and smiley faces along the way.
Tilamook Cheese Factory
We ended up making a quick pit stop at the Tilamook Cheese Factory to fill up on some free samples of cheese and some much needed water.
Later on we passed a farm that had a line of cows that looked like it never ended.
We spent a couple hours riding and we still had yet to come across a major town with any sort of restaurant or place to eat so we ended up stopping into this market in Hebo where we picked up some cheese burgers and some other small snacks. It was a great little break in our day and after about a half hour or so we hit the road.
Siuslaw National Forest
As soon as we entered the Siuslaw National Forest we started a three mile climb.
The only way you would ride up this monster is if you were Lance Armstrong so we decided to ride as far as we could up and then walk our bikes the rest of the way. We ended up pushing our heavy bikes at least two miles up before it started to flatten out. Knowing that we would probably be headed downhill at a fast pace, we switched on the GoPro and hit the road.
We flew down the back side of the Siuslaw Forest at a new record speed of 39.6mph! Wow, that was exhilarating!
Devil’s Lake State Park
We spun down through Lincoln City and settled into Devil’s Lake State Park for the night. Our camp spot in the hiker/biker area of the campground was our best camp location yet as it was on top of a hill with the sun shining with not one person around us. We had the whole place to ourselves!
Today’s Mileage: 58.8 mi