Despite my great anxiety about this trip, Emily has begun her adventure and will be attempting to bicycle solo across the United States. I got a text early this morning around 1:30 AM that she had safely arrived in Portland, Oregon. She plans to head west to the Pacific Ocean and Tillamook, OR and then start her journey back towards the east. It is currently 36° in Portland which is one of my biggest concerns about her route.   I’m also concerned about the possibility of snow on the roads in the mountains.  My partner got her some warm biking clothes late last week and hopefully that will be enough to get her through the nights.   HERE is a link to her blog.

The first leg of Emily’s route