Day 3, moving along… #TransAmRide4TBI 7/11/17

Woke up day 3, broke camp and continued on. We took rt 26 out of Portland, and will be staying on it until we reach Idaho. Day 3 was cool and crisp to start the morning. We started working our way toward Mt Hood, which meant we were climbing. 

First climb we reached almost 4k feet, and the next one topped out at 4024ft, with a big descent in between. Weather and scenery were gorgeous, and we were having a great time. 

Shortly after we passed Mt Hood, things changed. We dropped down into desert and things really heated up. Alpine and trees were gone. Things got hot and dry, with temperatures reaching around 120F. We had started the day at 46F, what a difference. Scenery was still beautiful though. 

We just kept steadily moving on, drinking lots of water, hitting the electrolytes, and taking regular rest breaks. And did a lot more climbing.  

We were doing well until we stopped for dinner, and that was my done point. I couldn’t get gong afterwards. Heat has taken it’s toll. We didn’t make our planned camp site, and instead found place just off the road. It was actually a pretty spot and we quickly made camp and went to sleep. Needed the recovery for the next day. 

(Forgot to mention: met an Australian in Mitchell OR doing a TransAm Ride of his own, and a fellow cyclist, in Prineville who does some 1000mi rides with a buddy in Canada and Alaska. Both great guys) 

#TransAmRide4TBI 3600mi for #TraumaticBrainInjury #TBI 


About Douglas Sawyer, MS, ATC

I am an athletic trainer who is also a very avid athlete. My first love is running, but I also love cycling and triathlons and many other activities. I'm not a swimmer though, I just don't drown for 2.4 miles... As a athletic trainer I work with sports injuries. I currently work at a school with athletes in 7th-12th grade in a wide variety of sports. I can be found on twitter at two different names: @IronmanLongRunr - where I tweet about run, bike, tri, & more @Longrunr - where I tweet about athletic training
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