Pete Phipps isn’t sure he’d want to do it again.
But he’s sure glad he did it.
“It” being the epic golf-and-bike trip that he and his buddy Luke Davis recently completed, a two-week, 800-mile pedal-and-peg it from Southern Oregon to Monterey, Calif., along scenic Highway 1.
They called their pilgrimage Portland to Pebble.
You could also think of it as a coastal golf junket, with the risk of cardiac arrest.
“It’s definitely not a trip for everyone,” Phipps said Thursday. He was back home in Raleigh, N.C., weighing 10 pounds less than he did before the trip.
“There are a lot of hills out there, and they’re not easy climbs when you’re hauling 80 pounds of gear.”