Back on the road again. Went one mile off route to get to McDonalds for breakfast in White Fish. The morning started off cool but the day ended hot (over 90) in Eureka with the humidity around 35%.
As we got ready to leave the church this morning we were greeted at the exit by this buck.
He didn’t seemed to be too worried about us until we started to take off then he and two other deer gently hooped over a fence and unto an adjoining pasture.
After breakfast we started the journey on highway 93 with a fair amount of traffic. We rode for 3 to5 miles before getting on a country road with little to no traffic. This was very enjoyable but it couldn’t last.
We were then back on highway 93 for the remainder of the day. Highway 93 has very little shoulder so it made it hard to ride. There was quite a bit of truck traffic and some of these trucks only move over a little if any at times. This is always a challenge.
At our first rest stop, this was a major part of the discussion, but we rode on.
We came to a convenience store where we stopped for refreshments. When sitting at a picnic table I spotted a man-made eagle’s nest. I couldn’t see the chicks clear enough to count them but I could definitely hear them.
From then on we stayed on highway 93 into Eureka. That wasn’t supposed to have been the route but we missed a turn and it was too late to go back so we just stayed on highway 93. This cut off a few miles but it helped get us in before the worst of the heat hit.
After showers we went to lunch at the Valley Pizza where we had a Pickle Pizza. It was a lot better than I expected. As the sign says “don’t knock it till you try it”
Now back to the school for some rest before our 74 mile day tomorrow.
What is it about the town named Eureka. It looks like a storm is blowing in just like it did in Kansas on the TransAm ride in 2017.
This is a unique rest day. Since we got in early yesterday and we finished a lot of our chores. We also don’t have a service project at this location.
So we slept in and the people of the church fixed us a great breakfast. They made us eggs, sausage, toast and an assortment of fruit. I tried to help them with the preparation but I realized they had a system and I was just in the way.
So when cleanup came, I volunteered again and they let me wash the dishes. I had a great time and it gave me a chance to really talk to the church members. I was told the church was built 20 years ago and for 20 years old it is in really great shape. We were told that they would be supporting another group of bike riders that are riding for cancer. The church is trying to increase their outreach program which is a testament to their love of others.
After breakfast we ventured out to explore the bike shops of White Fish. They have two of them but neither one of them had the bike tire I was looking for. This wasn’t a necessity but it would have been nice since I am going to put the extra one on my bike today. I am worried about the one that got a flat from the staple a couple days ago.
One of the stores is a cycle and ski shop and it also sells espressos. I got some Cliffs’ Blocks Energy Chews which really give me an boast on a long hard ride.
The other one had the Endurolytes Caps that I use for cramp prevention. There has been some talk that we could be riding into so hot weather so I may not have had enough to complete the ride. I also splurged and bought a new bicycle cap which advertises for the bike shop but it will be unique when I get back to Houston.
We then went to the Amtrak Depot to look around. We picked up the train time table which are not printed anymore because they want everyone to go online, but you know old dogs and new tricks.
The lady at the depot recommended a restaurant in the area so we just had to stop.
Once back to the church I took a nap, replaced my back tire, lubricated my chain, washed my bike and dried my tent.
Oh yeah I took another nap.
Back on the road again, tomorrow