Hello. Day 10. Boise to Mountain Home. 53.7 miles. 1,473 feet of climbing.
Short day on the bike. Zipped along at an average speed of 18+ mph, thanks to a brisk tail wind. Nary a tree in sight but a lot of sagebrush and a lot of wide open-ness.
Long, straight, mostly empty roads running roughly parallel to the Interstate. Actually we were on the Interstate for about eight miles, where it was smooth and relatively free of debris.
Rode with Austin Alan, Charleston Ted, and Wolfeboro NH Mike.
I stopped to take pictures of them going down that long lonesome highway, then they graciously waited for me.
And they stopped again for me when I took this one.
Alas, I missed a road sign called “Ocean Breeze” which others stopped to photograph.
Here’s the ride video.
In the Q and A Dept:
Seattle Bill asked if we fix our own flats. Yes, if we can. Other riders will stop, and if more help is needed, one can call the mechanics or one of the leaders to ask for assistance.
Here are our daily destinations for the foreseeable future.
For map info, please go the “Maps and Routes” tab on our blog. Speaking of our blog, it’s been a challenge to do both the blog and DS, so yesterday I updated the blog with all the DS entries thus far.
Obviously no need to re-read them, but when there is new, non-DS content, I’ll let you know.
Kate’s staying current…
Day 10 – a fast ride into Mountain Home.
Doubtless followed by a mug topped with foam.
A nap, some laundry and a shower.
Some vittles to boost your inner power.
AND … drum roll please …. another Holm* poem.
(* This was the original form of the name.)