Newport WA to Mill Creek WA 65 miles

7/28/19  

The church made breakfast for us today which was much appreciated.  They provided pancakes, ham, cereal, fruit, energy bars, etc.  They were hard at work by 6:00 a.m. and started serving by 6:30 a.m.  Keep in mind this isn’t just for the BiketheUSforMS riders but also for the Cancer Riders also which doubled our size.

When we took off on today’s ride we stopped to get our pictures with the Washington State welcome sign.

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We crossed back over the river and rode for many miles in Idaho again.  The road was a paved country road with very little traffic which made to an interesting ride.  We had a light tail wind and a gradual down slope which also made it an easy ride along the Pend Oreille River.

After this 43 mile ride we crossed back over the River and entered into Washington to stay. But this also meant we left the river and the climb of the day began.  The climb was over a 1,000 foot hill but it wasn’t terrible difficult, just a warm up for what we will face tomorrow.

After the climb we rode for about 8 miles to reach our camp site at Beaver Lodge.  We had no phone service and very little WiFi service at the restaurant across the street from the camp.  At this restaurant they also managed the shower facilities.  The showers had warm water but they were not very well maintained. (dirty would be a kind description of them)

The restaurant had some good food but they kept running out of things.  I did go back to it to get some food for breakfast because they would not open until 8:00 a.m. and we need to be on the road before that.

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