Day 6 we woke up early, and got our best so far. Goal was to get out early and get majority of our miles in before it got hot, and then we could take our time and easily spin through the final miles. It would also be the day we left Oregon behind us.
Early miles were nice and cool. There was a little climbing, but nothing bad. passed through a few small towns, which were getting more frequent. It favorite was probably Adrian, which had an incredibly beautiful city hall.
Wasn’t long before we found the snake river winding its way along beside our path. With the river nearby, and all the green crops, temperatures stayed chiller than they had been. Saw some clever irrigation techniques in the area. Made for a real nice morning.
Before long we saw a sign that gave a big lift, Idaho was welcoming us! One state officially behind us (Oregon did have a sign saying good bye too). Mentally and emotionally we were riding much lighter.
We did eventually work our way back into the arid, hot, desert. But our plan worked and the bulk of our miles were behind us. We just easily spun along, resting frequently, in whatever shade we could find. Wasnt always easy to find shade, but we weren’t picky.
Finally we reached Grand View, where we loaded up on water (and beer) a final time for the day. Campsite was just 7 miles away, but had no water (drinking). It was at the base of a hydroelectric dam. Nice little park. It had been a good day, but were glad to be done.
Spent the evening making dinner, drinking beer, and talking with our neighbor, Bob. Good guy, resource officer at a school, and summer bicycle cop. He was there for fishing tournament. All in all, a good day.
#TransAmRide4TBI 3600mi for #TraumaticBrainInjury #TBI