So at this point I've decided to just make it a two night/three day jaunt due to life limitations. Crash, I am going to use that exact route for day one down through your home state. At this point I was looking at staying in Astoria? Still trying to look into the next day and second nights stop. Looking at going maybe into the mainland part of Oregon, bunch of national parks and stuff. Will stay somewhere second night and come back up through WA, still undecided which way back across the border Im going take. Im looking at the last week of April/ First week of May, around that time. If anyone at this point is interested in joining me let me know and we can figure out other details and route options for the other two days.
Thinking I'm going to finalize some dates here near the end of May instead of earlier. This is looking like my mostly finalized route. Will be looking for suggestions on road stops. Also planning to hit a bike shop in Portland to buy a new summer riding jacket and gloves (tax free of course). Again, open to suggestions on a good shop with selection, I have started researching some of that as well.
If anyone wants to join for part or all of the ride let me know. I am open to suggestions as well. One could always join me on my route up to Nanaimo and ride back down the island to Olympic Peninsula for your trip to be extended if you wanted.