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South Coast 2022

Reach the Redwoods - Newport to Jedediah Smith SP

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10 years ago I bought the Soma Saga and rode the north coast. Now I’m finishing the ride. Had really good weather and several days of strong tailwinds. I was happy to see my body was still up to a multi-day tour with some long days and plenty of hills. As always the Oregon Coast was spectacular.




South Coast tour map
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Me and my tent
Bike by lighthouse
Nice lake in the Oregon dunes
Coffee stop with bike and picnic table
Long bridge I had to ride over
Welcome to California sign
More crowded bike camp
End of tour beer
Me in front of a T-Rex statue
A nice wave in California
The Umpqua lighthouse
Camping in the Redwoods
My bike leaning against a giant Monterey Cypress
View of the ocean with big rocks
Bike by coffee stand
View of the Smith River through the trees
Bike and tent at Honeyman SP
Harvesting cranberries
Looking south under a smoky cloud cover
Bike, tent, and picnic table
Bike at Corvallis bus depot
Bike camp
Me and my bike in front of a giant redwood tree
Bike, tent, and picnic table
Closeup of lighthouse at Heceta Head
Ocean view
Ocean view looking south from Port Orford
Bike by the ocean
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Route Date Miles Bike Buddies Notes
Harris Beach to Jedediah Smith SP 30 Soma Saga

That’s it. I reached the redwoods. I get a ride home tomorrow. 

Humbug to Harris Beach 51 Soma Saga

Fog, hills, and headwinds 

Bullards Beach to Humbug Mountain 41 Soma Saga

Finally got back to the ocean. Bandon was a let down, but Beach Loop drive was lovely. Port Orford feels like a hippie town. Lunch at Crazy Norwegian. Quite hot today and warm well into the evening. 

Tugman to Bullards Beach 43 Soma Saga

Another gorgeous day. Hard ride off of 101

Honeyman to Tugman SP 34 Soma Saga

Another gorgeous day on the Oregon Coast, except for the smoke coming down the Umpqua from the Cedar Creek fire. 

South Beach to Honeyman SP 53 Soma Saga

Woke up to bright clear skies. North wind just blew me down the coast. Once I passed Cape Perpetua I was the farthest south I’ve been on a bike on the coast. Gorgeous sunny day. 

South Beach via bus 5 Soma Saga

Cold and foggy on the coast.