Yesterday marked my long ride ever, coming in at approximately 139 miles as a part of the Rapha Gentlemen’s Race. We headed out to the beach (Lincoln City) on Friday evening and stayed in a suite at the Inn at Spanish Head thanks to team president Jim who served as sugar daddy for the evening. [...]
BBQ and Honky Tonk
Tonight we got dinner at an excellent BBQ Place called Jack’s. I got the combo, including pulled pork, beef brisket, and sausage. It was some of the better BBQ I’ve ever had, and probably the most authentic. After that we headed next door to listen to some live music. We heard the Western Swingers, and they were rather good and definitely enjoyable. Next we headed up the street a bit to find another band. They took far too long to set up, and in the mean time I said hi to my friend Jack, as Nate put it (Jack is from the area). The band wasn’t anything amazing, and Molly, Nate, and Nate’s girlfriend headed back to the hotel. I stayed another couple songs and headed down the street just for the sake of wandering. I had an interesting encounter with a large and somewhat menacing homeless guy who was nice enough that I was ready to buy him some food assuming he was actually hungry, but as it turns out he wasn’t going for me being willing to put some food on my card and instead was rather ATM focused. Long story short, he was looking for a “hotel” and I managed to talk/trick him out of getting anything out of me at all.
In other news, if I get a chance tomorrow night, I’d like to check out B.B. King’s Blues Joint.