I crossed into Idaho today. I’m pretty sure I’ll get past Sandpoint today, but how far is yet to be determined. I took lunch at Round Lake State Park and had another afternoon dip. So soothing for the legs!
I woke up at 6 this morning and rode 56 miles by lunch. I think I’ll do about 15 more to avoid paying $18 for a campground with no shower. But first, don’t mind if I take advantage of this nice refreshing river by dipping my legs in!
Today, I rested in the incredibly welcoming and peaceful Bike Hostel, outside of Colville. Above is a map with pins placed for the locations of where other cyclists who stayed here are from. I’ve spent today reading Watership Down and will probably finish it tonight. Tomorrow, my legs and butt will be ready to ride…
Now, today was my hardest day! Highest road in Washington that is open all year round. Last pass of Washington, Wahoo!
I recently transitioned from riding along the Pacific Coast to riding east, towards the coast that I call home. I’m not one for symbolism, but I do think going east will be significantly different from my ride along the coast. There will be fewer services, fewer fellow cyclists, more empty landscapes, and fewer chains. There…
Another pass completed through this mountainous state. I’ve got one more major one, and it’s the biggest one yet. Sherman Pass is tomorrow and Ima be poppin Advil like it’s 1999.
I woke up at 4:30 this morning to ride a pass before the heat hit. I’ve been relaxing in some small towns and taking advantage of air conditioning.