No rain at all today! Have to be careful for what we wish as I believe we are headed to the serious heat. Today was cool and comfortable, as we headed up 3 climbs... and down through gorgeous forests and canyons.. AND we had a tailwind into Baker City for the last 10 miles - whoopee!
Today the goal is to get the blog posted before dinner... but we have to go to "mechanic" at 5:00 to get some things we have stored in the truck, do a few errands, shower etc. and while we arrived in Baker City at 1:45,(with a minor detour to get ice-cream for Polly) we didn't get into our room until about 3:45. Then there is stretching, rolling, putting our legs up, making a few phone calls... and finally the shower.
Tonight we will do "Rap" at dinner, sometimes it is after or even before dinner. "Rap" is when we get "tips" about everything from riding to body care, and reminders about how to get along in the group. We also get our info for the next day that includes, directions for getting to our next hotel, a simple map, and an elevation map - always interesting, and sometimes intimidating!
So, in an effort to get on with the afternoon, and get it all done... I am going to sign off
Next stop: Ontario, Oregon
Click on link below to Mimi's Garmin for more info
|Halfway up the first climb and still smiling|
|Gazing at snow covered peaks from the high desert-AHHH|
|"Polly, I think we better pick up the pace."|
|A preserve with Osprey where we had lunch|
|Bikes lined up at the Sag for lunch|