Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Day 47 - More Beatiful Weather, More Great Riding, More Spectacular Scenery. More of Everything!: Ione, WA to Kettle Falls, WA

Yet another great day.
We got a little taste of the climbs to come this morning. We got an extra early start and were rolling at 6:45 to beat the heat. We had about a 3 mile climb that Barney handled with ease. After that it was pretty much a down hill day. We liked that.Tomorrow will be only 47 miles, but will include a 25 mile climb right out of the chute. We expect to spend 4 to 5 hours on the climb and then coast 20 miles or so to our overnight destination of Republic, WA. We're both excited about tomorrow. We decided to get an even earlier start on our big day, so breakfast will be served here in our motel room at 5 a.m. We should be rolling by 6.  Whoopee.  We stopped in Colville, WA for lunch (delicious) and a haircut (well done). Here in Kettle Falls, WA, it's another tiny one street town, but it does have not one but two places to eat and a C-Store. We'll provision up for that early breakfast since we have a microwave and fridge here in the room.

The highest priced gas yet.  $4.90/gallon. Yikes!


Just chillin' with some more great scenery in the background.

Why such loooong faces?
Farmers market in Colville, WA. We bought some peaches.

1 comment:

  1. Y'all are the little engines that could..."I think I can, I think I can, I think I can....." You're the Ever Ready battery...You just keep going and going and going...! I admire you for your tenacity and you're almost done!!! Riding with the CZ group will be a breeze for you now! Enjoy the ending finale and we look forward to hearing all about it! Yippee! You're almost done!