Saturday I rode the Trail of the Coeur d' Alenes in North Idaho with a young 16 year old boy scout I helped get the cycling merit badge last summer. We rode 146 miles in 8hrs 47min. of ride time, for me that is time in the saddle. We started at 7:20am and ended the ride at 6:55pm. We averaged 16.5mph on the ride. This is a flat ride with only 2300ft. of total elevation gain. I have had a goal of doing the entire trail from Mullan to Plummer and back to Mullan in one day since 2008 when I started riding. Goal achieved with help of one fine young man!