Our daily routine is up early, get into clothes laid out the night before, finish up packing, go get breakfast, come back take bags to the "box" - the Budget Rental truck that is huge, sign-in, hop on our bikes and head out. Ride to the SAG (Support And Gear) stop, take off gloves, wipe hands with towelette, use hand sanitizer, sign-in, then get something to eat. Don't make the mistake of putting your water bottle down on the snack table either. Then, do it again...and again...Arrive at destination, unload bags, if the truck is there, check-in, sign-in, go to room, shower, wash clothes, email, blog, misplace everything, find everything, misplace everything, find everything, eat lots, get ready for the next day, sleep and repeat. Meanwhile we are trying to remind each other of the names of the other 53 crazies that we are riding with.
Prineville, where we are tonight, is known for the fact that the city has its own railway, the Prineville Railway, and it makes money!
Miles today: 59.9
Total Miles: 299
Elevation Gain: 3316
Next stop: John Day, Oregon
|Leaving Kah-Nee-Tah Resort|
|A photo opp at the River - Thanks Max!|
|Look carefully for road below Mesa on right, that we rode up. Mt. Hood in the background|
|Polly and Mt. Jefferson|
|Mimi and Mt. Jefferson|
|Fields and fields of Queen Ann's Lace growing along roadside - for Polly's sister Jane!|
|Mimi headed down the road|
|Look what was waiting for Mimi |
when we arrived at our hotel
from someone who she loves!