Yesterday was a breeze, spectacular scenery , a solid tailwind and the sun came out…so it was nice and warm😊🚴. I rode 65 miles at a 16.5mph clip with 2,500 ft of climbing! I thought I was Cycle star⭐️!! (Scott Rhodes would be proud!). Aw….but today with a head wind all day it was a different story , a real slog at a 4 mph slower pace 😥 with 1/2 the climb and the terrain is Butte- ified, one flat top after another. I kept looking down the road for that hot air ballloon you see at the eye doctor but never got there?? There are no towns, no resturants or B&B’s just RV parks and truck stop fried chicken in our Tin Can!😳
Break through day for Amy, she rode this morning and was a star ⭐️ as she went solo, riding over 20 miles as I did the “sag wagon” for her 😉. She climbed hills and rode strong (although a lot of pre-nervousness) , now she is more comfortable👍!
We did stop at Maryville Winery last evening, a beautiful place with a concert venue ( Santana, Steve Winwood, Michael McDonald etc.). We were there strictly for medicinal reasons!!🕵🏻 Now we are relaxing at a really nice “Sports bar” in Ulmatilla. Sitting next to a charming group of drunk hunters who are retelling successful outings , all talking at once , seeing who can accentuate their story best with staccato delivery of expletives!😬
Don’t let the smile fool you …..I am worn out, toast, spent , worthless , put a🍴fork in me! First week done, 6 days of riding , 330 miles & 10k feet of climbing and many hours on the road! We feel accomplished!! 👍