Day #7 East of Mt. Lassen NP to Old Station, CA
Trip Start Jul 17, 2013
30Trip End Aug 14, 2013
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I made good time yesterday with my best milage day and some decent climbing to boot. So today looming a head was Mt. Lassen, seriously Mt. Lassen Looms!, It is 10,475 ft high and it can bee seen from over 75 miles away. Mt. Lassen is the southern most in a chain of active stratovolcanos collectively called the High Cascades. They make up the Cascade range of mountains that stretch from British Columbia to Northern California
I was a bit peckish at the Visitors Center (6,750 ft.) before beginning the climb so I stopped off for a cookie, apple and pepsi (brunch of campions). There I ran into 4 other adventure cyclists all heading south on the Sierra Cascades Cycling Route. There was Hans, Franz, and Heidi, all from Sweden, and Herman from Germany. No that is not their real names I just forgot them as soon as we introduced ourselves. Something I really need to work on. The Swedes are heading for San Francisco, by way of Folsom. So expect the door bell to ring, Suzi I gave them the key code for the house........Just Kidding! Herman was traveling alone and had just happened upon the Swedes, but now they were going to travel together until Tahoe. I was great swapping tips on the route with those that have already traveled it. Herman was very opinionated and thought I packed to much. What can I say he is most likely right! He thought I should get a small dog for Betty's front basket. What do you think Suzi, should I pick up another dog along the way?
On a bad note my cycling computer died this morning
Thoughts while riding: " ", seriously " ". I need to call my friend Bill I think I just achieved Satori (enlightenment). Oh shit I just lost it again because I perceived it as an accomplishment. Damn!
Ride Time: No Idea (broken Cycle Computer) Real Time: 8:00
Vertical feet: 4,500 ft. (Best estaminet based on maps)
First Week Stats:
Distance: 370 miles
Time: Who cares I'm on vacaton!
Vertical Feet: 26,700 ft. (But who's counting?)