Ok another week has passsed. its been full of interesting things and places. I ve got about 700 miles in so far. Kelli will post about the ride from bend to mitchel when she receives it and has the time.
The night inMitchel was kinda different it is a town of about 200 people someone was having a birthdayparty the night i was there. so they had sorta kerokie in the street. When I say sorta its because they didnt use a machine they had a guy playin drums and a guy on guitar a nd a lady on a key board. I was drinking the second glass of wine and probeley it was allready 1 1/2 too many.I was talkin to a lady sitting next to me then befor i knbew it she pushed me up and made me take a turn singin the sorta karieokie. I had the tune country roads in my mind all day so thats what i did for my number, Now there are some things that I am good at BUT singing is not one of them, it was all in fun though. Next up was the woman that pushed me up and she did rocky top man could she belt out a tune.
ok next day started with a climb 6 1/2 miles 1 hour and 36 minutes, average speed 3.9mph summet 4,370 ft. The begining wasnt too steep but it got tuff as itwent the decent was fast and fun then it was relitivle flat going through a gorge. I met a couple going west they had sent all their camping gear back a few days ago and decided to just be on vacation now till the coast they goit rid of about 30 lbs of gear wow! onword there was some construction in the gorge 3 areas I had to wait for the flager to send us through, at one point there was s string of old restored cars all headed to a natiuonal show in spokane and they were picking up otheres along the way cool idea.
I took a side trip this day up to sheep rock mountian to check out the view as I was there a pick up pulled in and i had the guy take a pic of me against the mtn. he and his wife are boith retired marines and have been on the road traveling for 8 years we talked for quite some tinme as they have been in some of the same places I have we really had a lot to talk about new zealand, if any of you get the chance to check out the land of kewi you should go.
This evening I was in dayville by my old friend Millie a 77 year old lady that just loves traveling bikers she puts them up in the church overnight and has some interesting stories about the area from long ago.