Day 5: Miserable in Rainbow, Oregon + Kessler the Musician


MARK:  Day 5 destination: Sisters, Ore.
Today’s mileage: 60. Total: 264

I was all smiles at the beginning of the ride. That didn’t last long.

I knew today’s ride would chew me up a bit. I was climbing from around 1,000 feet to 4,700 feet. … That might not sound like much, but trust me, it was much. Add to that a steady downpour, a balky shifter, a chain that locked up once, and traffic. So much traffic. It was a hard day.  Read the rest of his blog post here and see pictures of how little shoulder there is where he was riding. 

MELODY:  Rough day for Mark so I made him a video.  Rough day for me watching him.  And that’s some scary stuff when the trucks and cars get too close. See, it’s not all fun. In fact, today was a really hard day.  Watch and see.

While Mark was riding,  I met a homeless musician at the hot springs who travels the country with his dog.  More to come about Kessler and what makes him feel alive.  It will be nice to have some time to edit– hopefully soon!



Kessler and his dog Bobo

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