Although I own and ride both a Rans Stratus LE LWB recumbent and a Rans Dynamik crankforward bike, I am going to use one of my other rides this year for a different kind of tour down the Oregon coast.
As part of my fundraising efforts for a breast cancer charity walk in San Diego, I am going to do something a bit unique this year. I have searched the web, and cannot find any mention of anyone doing this before, so I may or may not be the first to do it, but will certainly be one of very few.
In September, I am going to ride/push my two wheeled, adult sized, non-motorized scooter from Astoria, Oregon to Brookings, Oregon, a distance of 360 miles, down the Oregon Coast on US 101. See photo.
I will be pulling a small trailer containing my gear, as this trip is expected to take 18 days, and I will be camping at campgrounds along the way. The trailer will also carry signs promoting the 3Day, so if an old guy riding a scooter doesn't get attention, the signs will. My goals are to attract attention, talk to people, solicit donations, and get the word out. Plus, it will be fun.
I have started an online journal to document this trek, and would appreciate it if you could take a look. I am trying to obtain some "corporate" sponsorship, and if the page views of the journal are high, it will be easier to get some help, so please, spread the word.
I would also appreciate any help, support, comments, advice, suggestions, or even ridicule, if you are so inclined. Talk to me.
The journal, and photos of my ride is at: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/Alpha
You can e-mail me direct at: arickrick at yahoo dot com