What a great send off from Ben. I got up to pancakes, bacon, eggs and juice. All american breakfast wouldn’t you say. Oh, and coffee. Left the house at 8 am.
I knew the day would have some hills. And they did’t disappoint me at all. From Geraldine to Square Butte was painless and for next 12 miles it was just a beautiful day. No wind, very few cars, as one of the next pics will attest too.. So where do you think the little community of Square Butte got its name. Guesses, guesses, take a look at the pic. How would you like this monster for a back window view. OMG for sure
Heading for the hill of course. You read about this hill in the bicycle touring forums. It is called the Arrow Creek Hill.
I did have some fun also. I had stopped for a break almost in the middle of the road as there was just no traffic. I laid the bike over and took this pic. I actually left the bike lay there while I rested and I know it was 20 minutes before a car came along, Pretty sure that was a fluke also as I got back on the bike and it was at least 30 minutes before another vehicle came along. Lay your bike on almost any other street in this country and see how long before it gets run over.
Here is my dash panel:
So after the hill it was just a 20 mile ride into Stanford. And what a great time I had in Stanford. So that will continued on the next blog.
America we got to get out and clean up our roads and ditches. They are just full of junk. You name it, it is in the ditch. Might even find some lost souls.
For the folks that did honk, I hope it was a honk of blessing for me. What a shame if it was anything else. I pay taxes. I just happen to be going a little slower and enjoying the view. You should take some time to “smell the roses”.
And now the numbers:
time: 6:22 minutes
Max Speed: 28.74
Live Critters: 2 deer, 5 antelope
Road Kill: 3
Auto Fatality Crosses: 3 and here is one of the very sad crosses