Sometimes all you really want is a good breakfast. Some eggs, bacon, and a chair with a back. Not asking for much, is it? Yeah, we’re 0 for 3 on the road. We were able to get a breakfast burrito this AM. Tasty but not quite what we were looking for.
We did see this deer ford the stream while eating. So, that was kinda’ cool.
We ripped through 21 miles pretty quickly. Rolling hills so we could move at a good pace.
From there it was time to pedal up Loup Loup Pass. After the last 2 days, the next pass I want to hear about is a TD pass from Trevor Lawrence to DJ Chark. Touchdown Jags!!
My legs feel like they’re getting stronger until I struggle getting up a pass. A tad bit frustrating for me. Then I realize 24 hrs ago we were on the other side of those snow-capped peaks. Progress!
It was, once again, continuous uphill. You get so used to looking at the hill that sometimes it looks like it might be slightly downhill. Then you try to coast. That lasts for a couple seconds and you realize it’s still uphill!
After many rest stops (for me), we finally made it to the top.
From there, it was pretty much downhill. Scariest moment of trip heading down. No shoulder and a guardrail so you’re riding on the road. Winding road and a truck gets right behind me. Nowhere for me to get out of the way and they couldn’t pass. Didn’t really know what to do, so I floored it. Didn’t have my app going so not sure how fast I was going but it had to be about 40 mph. Obviously I survived!
We are now out of the rainforest and into a much more arid area.
We got some great trail magic at the end of the day. My high school classmate, Loren Grode, set us up with rooms at a casino in Omak. Nice digs. We had dinner with Loren and his wife, Karla. Fun and relaxing.
Thinking tomorrow might be a little less grueling so we’re hoping to do a bigger mileage day tomorrow.