Monday, July 22, 2013

Day 45 - Downhill Downwind 60 miles - Did Somebody Hit the EASY BUTTON ?: Priest River, ID to Ione, WA

Yet another beautiful, cloudless day. For the first time in several days we got a tailwind out of the east. The route was mostly downhill. It was a near effortless 60 miles. We've never had a better day. And the scenery - it was, as ever, just great.
We entered our 11th and final state, Washington, this a.m. Sorry, no state sign to take a picture of. We're staying in the tiny crossroad town of Ione tonight and tomorrow. We're taking a rest day before we start the mountain passes so we'll have fresh legs. Our motel is literally on the banks of the Pend Oreille River. Very nice. We may even get in a little swimming. I call it swimming. Martha says it's really just wading.
Barney and his new BFF await us while we lunch in Usk, WA.

Martha waiting for her lunch order to come up in Usk. Check out that farmer tan.

We passed 2,000 miles of pedaling this a.m.

The Stonehenge of the Northwest?

More Stonehenge.

The scene from our Ione, WA motel. Too bad we couldn't find a place with a nice view.

Martha took a look at the profiles of the climbs coming up.

1 comment:

  1. Weeeeeee!!! Y'all are having too much fun! The weather couldn't be better and the hills are in your favor. Could it be any better! Perfect for riding! It rained all day yesterday here in the Boro. The grass is still green and the flowers are happy. There's only one thing wrong...Mboro is missing two special people!!! Y'all have fun and we look forward to hearing all about your trip!