7/2/14

DAY 3 - GOODBYE PATRICK

We woke up at the Palouse Falls campsite with an amazing view. The 2 mile climb out of the campground woke up our legs and we powered through a couple hours of riding. We crossed an awesome bridge before saying goodbye to our Washington host Patrick Burns as he headed to Spokane via 127. Thanks for joining us, Patrick! We miss you already. 



Next, we stopped at a local grocery store for lunch, and brought it to the town park. We thought we might not be getting enough vitamin D, so shirts came off. 

Next, we made it to our second state: Idaho! So nice to have a state completed. Washington was not easy, but we are expecting the worst from the Rockies, yet to come. 

10 minutes after stopping at a bike shop and briefly tuning up our bikes, Justin's rear tube spontaneously exploded. We fixed it pretty fast and back on the road. We passed through beautiful farm fields; the most impressive being bright yellow fields of canola. At the end if the day, we hit a long steady incline of over 15 miles. Totally brutal! Creeping along at about 6 mph, we finally rolled into Woody's in Craigmont, 8 miles further than our goal. There, we stuffed our face with BBQ and met an incredibly kind man, Jesse. He knew the area very well and gave us a ton of advice. He even let us crash in an old pizzeria he bought which remains vacant. It was the best night of sleep so far. That's Justin already passed out on the floor. 




3 comments:

  1. Ryan Smith7/02/2014

    LOVING your post, boys. Keep 'em coming.

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  2. Ryan Smith7/02/2014

    Er, posts.

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