we me up with Kristin yesterday. Somehow we got ahead of schedule, but had no trouble killing a day in Hood River. Microbrews + Harry Potter took care of most of that. Also I replaced my shifter, which was about to fall apart – I guess that’s to be expected after 17000 miles. Luckily the discovery bike shop gave me a killer deal on a slightly used one. We’re about to cross over into washington, so it’s back to pumping our own gas. It’s been a little cool anf gloomy, with bits of rain off and on, but I much prefer this to 106 degrees.