Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: SW Washington, USA
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I haven't ridden around the Olympic Peninsula (yet...) but it's on my list. I've driven Hwy 101 several times on this stretch.
It's very remote. Long distances between services, lots of logging trucks on two lane roads, virtually no settlements as you ride through the Indian reservation and National Park, and drippy wet. If it's raining anywhere in the continental US at any given moment, then it's in the rain forest slopes of the Olympic Peninsula. It's hauntingly beautiful along the coast, and the endless stretches through the cedar and fir forests are like riding through a tunnel.
Two things I'd recommend: Carry food, don't depend on re-supply more than once a day. Sure, there are towns on the map, but usually there's nothing more than a convenience store or a tavern, if it's open at all when you ride through. The second recommendation: Three days is really pushing it. Not only is there a lot to savor in a slow ride, but the weather and the distance and the climbs are gonna make it a tough three-day ride. Of course, it depends on your riding style, but for the 60/70 mile-a-day-crowd, this is a 4-to-6 day ride minimum, in my opinion.
As said above, your best source is the journals on CGOAB.