Gee it was great to sleep in a bed last night. We stayed in
the dorms at Gonzaga University last night. I found out that Bing Crosby
graduated from there. I understand that his Oscar for "Going My Way" is
The ride was scheduled for 82 Miles, the actual was closer
to 85. I guess that I took a couple of detours. The weather has been very
good. The highs are in the upper 70's, the winds light and after the morning
overcast burns off, the days are clear with clouds building in the
Typically I leave right after breakfast, about 7AM. I don't
schedule who I going to ride with, just whoever is leaving at the same time.
It really doesn't matter much, cause as the day progresses, the riding
partners tend to change.
Today there weren't many big climbs like the last couple of
days. The attitude was typically 2000 feet. The rolling hills accumulated
about 2200 feet total for the day.
We stopped at a small town in Washington
called Newport. We had a latte at a small cafe then pushed on to Idaho. At
the boarder of Idaho and Washington we took photos at the state sign. The
landscape of Idaho is different from Washington. On this trip I really have
seen "amber waves of grain" and now in Idaho, the "purple mountains
majesty". The day's ride end in Sand Point, which is a very pretty town with
several main block making up the town's center (http://www.sandpoint.com/).
After dinner at the high school we headed to town for a couple of drinks.
Back to the High school by 10 for the next day to Montana.