I met a couple of great guys while on my recent Oregon Coast ride from the Columbia River to Florence. I snapped a photo of them on the Arch Cape cliff climb, with Cannon Beach far below in the background. They were being supported by one of the wives, thus, as you notice, no panniers or cargo adorned their high-end speed bikes (lucky guys!).
Climbing Arch Cape is a lot of work, and once at the top, riders often feel the need to munch down a Clif Bar or other such convenient calorie-restoring energy food. Well, one of these guy’s name is Zach (I recall because it’s unique), and I believe the other fellow was John (but I could be way off on that one). Super friendly and fun folks like this are who you meet a lot of while riding the coast route, and these two are some of the best. So, if Zach or his cycling buddy read this, please give me a holler via email so I can get your names for a little story I plan on writing (trikehobo at outlook dot com). Thanks!