Hello. Day 7. Baker City to Ontario. 84.6 miles. 1,913 feet of climbing.
Despite the distance, this was the easiest day so far. A few hills, but nothing very challenging.
It’s on the warm side. 92 when I arrived at 1:30—mountain time. Yes, we changed time zones between our two rest stops.
Our route took us past field after field of crops—onions, rice(?), alfalfa, potatoes, wheat. All irrigated, of course, presumably with water from the Snake River, which we rode along for a while.
Here’s Dave at our 2nd rest stop.
We also had our first taste of riding on the interstate—I-84. We did two short stretches for a total of about 6 miles. Less debris and a smoother shoulder than I expected.
Tomorrow we bid farewell to Oregon and cross into Idaho where we’ll stay in Boise for two nights.
A few stats:
The average age of the riders is 60. Oldest is 74, youngest is 20.
22 states represented; Great Britain (4 riders), and one from Australia. Quite a few riders from the SE—Alabama, North Carolina, Florida.
I bet you think that I forgot.
But I can assure that I did not.
I knew you were cycling to Baker City
It just took longer to compose today’s ditty.