On our way!

We left this morning at 11:00 AM after a nice morning breakfast with our kids, they seemed sad to see us leave but I thought I caught someone doing a happy dance in my rear view mirror as I rode down the driveway. In true ADV fashion Deby and I posed for departing pictures and a few with our children, I then took the obligatory shot of my odometer to document my starting miles. Imagine my surprise when tonight I noticed there was no memory card in my camera!

Tonight we are in Seaside Oregon, here are the stats for the day:

All in all, a pretty easy first day with only 209 miles. The temperature was 32F when we left and never rose above 42 until we reached the coast where it warmed up to about 45 degrees. Glad for Gerbing heated gear, heated grips and pinlock face shields.

We arrived at Seaside early enough to go for a walk on the beach, it was amazing how many people were out on this cold December day. I managed to get a few iPhone pictures.

Cold walk on the beach but it felt really good to stretch the legs

Deby had fun too.

Crashing waves

And a nice sunset

Here is the link to my MotoRaidII SmugMug gallery: Click Here. Thanks for all the well wishes in the comments section, it really does make a difference.

More tomorrow – Donn and Deby


2 thoughts on “On our way!

  1. WooHoo! Every day a new layer of clothing gets stripped away until you are down to t-shirts and riding jackets! You lucky ducks! (GoBroncos). We’ll be watching and you better hurry up if you are gonna catch any of the Dakar by the time you get to Chile! hehe

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