Here we are in beautiful Seaside, Oregon. Wow! What a trip so far. After a great time ROASTING in Redding with Katie and Larry, we headed up to Portland, where they were also having record heat. Time to burn away all the old, evidently. Didn’t I set an intention of transformation?? On the first day of riding, we were dropped off at the top of a BIG hill, so we would have an easy ride into Astoria. The whole time, I am thinking: if this is an EASY day, I don’t want to be around for a hard one. I kept pedaling, focusing on the scenery and the strength I knew I had with each new hill we climbed. When we reached Astoria, more hills! The whole town is bisected by a tall hill/ridge. Great views from the top…we’ll leave it at that! So our 15 mile easy ride, was 23 miles and a big challenge.