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Old 08-05-13, 06:51 PM
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2 Bikes, 4 Legs and a Mandolin

Hey everyone,

Haven't posted anything in quite some time, but my 10 year old son and I took an 1800km tour from the middle of Vancouver Island, BC down to a music festival just outside Portland, Oregon ~ then returned. In total we were on the road for 3 and a half weeks and had 10 days over 100kms. My son and I are doing a blog about the trip and we just posted day 1. We are going to post everyday for the duration of the trip and hopefully create some kind presentation for Tai's return to school.

If you have a free moment, please fell free to check it out. There's lots of nice pictures;-)

https://denmanrandonneur.wordpress.co...couver-island/

Ride safe
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Day 2 - Ladysmith, BC > Port Angeles, WA can be found here... https://denmanrandonneur.wordpress.co...island-mostly/

Lots of pictures to look to go along with the commentary.
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Here is the link for day 3 ~ Port Angeles, WA to Fairholme Campground, WA ~ https://denmanrandonneur.wordpress.co...campground-wa/

it was our first full day of riding in Washington state. Hope you enjoy



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Here is a link to Day 4 ~ Cresent Lake, WA > South Beach Campground, WA https://denmanrandonneur.wordpress.co...campground-wa/



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Hi, former-Traveler - mandolin toting Tourist, settled in Astoria, myself ..
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Hi John and Tai,

Been checking in everyday and enjoying your blog. Makes me feel like packing up the panniers and hitting the road. You took some amazing photos, which I'm sure will bring smiles to both of your faces for a long, long time. What an awesome trip the two of you had. You must be very proud to Tai. Though this is only his first trip, I think that there will be many more to come. And there will probably be four of you on the road in the not to distant future.

look forward to the next instalment,
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did you go on highways?
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Here is Day 5's instalment ~ South Beach Campground, WA to Quinault, WA: https://denmanrandonneur.wordpress.co...g-wa-quinault/

Dave, Yes Tai did amazing and the kid freaked me out a couple of times with the amount of energy he had. We'd pull into a campground and he would be running on the beach and going swimming, while I was setting up camp/dinner. You could see that he was getting stronger and stronger each day. Thanks for the dry bag/stuff sac and letting us check out your maps before we left. You guys rock!

Feitsbob ~ Astoria is coming in a couple of days ~ loved crossing the bridge. Tai and his mandolin were a magnet for attracting people. You'll see what happens when we get to Northwest String Summit just outside Portland, Oregon in a few days to come ...

Youngbeginner ~ yes, we took highway 1 down part of Vancouver Island and Highway 101 West/South from Port Angeles, WA. No problems at all, but there were not big interstate highways ...
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Here's today's link ~ Day 6 Quinault, WA > Grayland Beach State Park, WA. ~ some suffering involved but it was worth it.

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Day 7 ~ Grayland, WA > Cape Disappointment, WA ~ tomorrow we will cross the Columbia River and enter Oregon State

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Day 8 ~ Cape Disappointment, WA > Seaside, OR. BIG bridge crossing, state line crossing and a banana split with cherry on top at the end. We're now in Oregon!

https://denmanrandonneur.wordpress.co...wa-seaside-or/

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Hey, you just went by my place. I ride Cape Disappointment and 101 frequently. Glad you had a wonderful trip.
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Day 9 ~ Seaside, OR > Northwest String Summit @ Horning's Hideout, OR

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Day 10 ~ Northwest String Summit ~ https://denmanrandonneur.wordpress.co...gs-hideout-or/



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Day 11 is here https://denmanrandonneur.wordpress.co...summit-friday/

Not much cycling today, but lots of music and pictures

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Day 13 ~ Northwest String Summit ... tomorrow we get back on the bikes

https://denmanrandonneur.wordpress.co...summit-sunday/

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Day 14 ~ Northwest String Summit > Portland, OR ... we get to sleep in beds tonight!!!

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Day 16 ~ Historic Columbia River Highway (Oregon) ... Lots of pictures

https://denmanrandonneur.wordpress.co...river-highway/

Keep pushing those pedals ;-)
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Day 17 ~ HOT HOT HOT ~ Bridge of the Gods, climbing and heat ... https://denmanrandonneur.wordpress.co...-creek-s-p-wa/



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Thanks antokelly!

Day 18 ~ Cascade mountains including Mt. St. Helens... https://denmanrandonneur.wordpress.co...a-elk-pass-wa/

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Day 20 ~ Elbe, WA > Olympia, WA
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Day 21 ~ Hood Canal, Washington State
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Day 22 ~ Huge pigs and wooden boats ... https://denmanrandonneur.wordpress.co...t-townsend-wa/

Ride safe,
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