BOBBY AND THANE TACKLE THE TRANSAM Day 66 WhiteBird to New Medows

Day Sixty Six Thane’s Blog: There’s gold in them there hills

Friday July 5, 2013, 67 miles (108 km) – Total so far: 3,572 miles (5,748 km)

This morning we were greeted with yet another ride along an awesome river. The Snake River said hello to us as soon as we started pedaling and didn’t say good bye for most of the day. The views on either side of the canyon that lined both sides of the river were incredible. I even saw a couple areas of white sugar sand beach. It was too bad the canyon walls were too steep to navigate or I might have been tempted to take a swim.

The temperatures soared near the 100 degree mark again but I think the body has become accustomed to it. The past week or so has been at or over the century mark in temps and I am beginning to think that a cyclist body adapts.

We have mapped out the final push into Astoria. It will involve nearly every day cycling between 70 -80 miles. We plan on finishing on the 17th. Packing up our bikes and gear on the 18th and catching a plane home on the 19th.

Yes. The final push is on. Much more beauty to come.

Bobby heading into the great wide open

Bobby heading into the great wide open

the beauty of snake river

the beauty of snake river

natural waterfall

natural waterfall

we thought about digging for gold to help pay for this trip but I forgot to pack the bolt cutters

we thought about digging for gold to help pay for this trip but I forgot to pack the bolt cutters

Day Sixty Six Bobby’s Blog

Friday July 5, 2013, 67 miles (108 km) – Total so far: 3,572 miles (5,748 km)

Wow another day of rivers as we traveled along the Salmon and the Little Salmon. This truly is some of the most beautiful country I’ve seen. Not a lot of climbing today the Temperature was in the low 80’s.We had a pretty crazy night in White Bird City Park. The bar let out at I’m not sure what time but it got pretty noisy there for a while. I think that town is run by dogs cause there was about 5 or 6 of them that pretty much roamed the town and I saw very few people moving around.As is our custom we traveled about 30 miles to breakfast to the town of Riggins. This is a white water rafting mecca. I asked the local deputy about a good place to have breakfast and he said Cattlemans but don’t take your cell phone in there cause she will get in your face. Sure enough there was a sign on the door that said no cell phones. If you have to make a call or take one stay outside.

The place was very busy and total cayass . The help hadn’t showed up and the owner was the waitress,cook,dishwasheer and greeter. But she managed with help from the locals and we got our own coffee and water and bussed our own tables. I was actually fun.

Tonight we have another city park but this one has bathrooms and running water. I am easily pleased these days.