This was a longer day of riding so we started at 7:45 a.m. We are still getting used to reading the maps from one location to the other but we took a wrong turn at the start of the due to some conflicting information between the map and GPS information. We found out later in the day that the GPS information was from the 2014 route and the map route had changed. It didn’t make a lot of difference in distance but we had to stop three times to ask for direction.
Once we got back on the route, all went well. We are getting into more hills today but they weren’t too bad and I enjoyed the challenge. I am caring snacks to try to keep my energy up. Kye is helping the support people at each rest stop. At the noon stop she had sandwiches ready for me and we shared them with one of the two other riders I have teamed up with.
Tonight we camped out at the Mineral Volunteer Fire Station. Our first night in the tent and all went well. There wasn’t any shower facilities at the station so we had to make a shower using a garden hose and a blue tarp for privacy. I am sure you have guessed it by now, there wasn’t any hot water. Even though the water was very cold it was refreshing. Not everyone took showers.
The weather was cool at the start of the ride but warmed up to the mid-80s in the afternoon. The wind was light so not an issue.