A 450-mile bicycle ride protesting the BP Oil Spill.
Aug 22, 2010 · Comments (0)
I’ve gone from Portland to Port Townsend and am half way through the complete protest ride. So far, people are asking these questions in person and so I am writing them up here in case you have the same questions.
It took five days to get from Portland to Port Townsend.
I didn’t bring much and even that was too much. You can see my backpack in this post.
It was an adventure but I wouldn’t say it was fun. Parts of it could be seen as fun but it’s a lot of hard work and at times it’s outright grueling.
I got a few things but not too much.
Every night I study a google map to see where I’ll be riding the next day. While on the road I use a Garmin Nuvi 225 GPS. It has really helped.
I rode about 50 miles per day. Some days I rode less, some days more.
5-8 hours per day.
I rode alone but stay in touch with a support system.
No. I have ridden a bicycle all my life, but not long distances.
No, but I did wear a bicycle raincoat.
To camp I’d have needed to buy camping gear. By the time I arrive at a hotel/motel I’m usually drenched in sweat, tired and sometimes hungry.
I’m bicycling instead of riding in a car to protest the BP Oil Disaster.