I rolled out of Walla Walla late this morning after a last minute cleat change and ended up in Lewiston, Idaho. Jen Goldstein one of the Trek guides and “group medic” hammered with me until we could catch up with some of the other riders.
Today I joined the flat tire club with my first flat as a result of rolling over what is called a goats head, a sharp thorn that blow on the road like tumbleweed. It was only a matter of time! After a quick “pit stop” and a new tube and I was on my way.
Rolling hills, great clean roads and awesome views on every turn. A remarkable first week totaling 568 miles and a combined accent of 30,150 feet. Legs are feeling good though with a road temperature nearing 95 degrees today, I am looking forward to a good night sleep. Tomorrow (Sunday) will be tough at 103 miles.
Monday will push us to the limit at another 91 miles. Looking forward to reaching Missoula, MT and enjoy a recover day (only 37 miles) followed by a total rest day on August 30th. (for larger images click on the photos below)