Well Twin Falls is where Evil Knivel attempted to jump the gorge in 1974 (and failed). It also has the only bridge in the USA where anyone can “free fall” without a permit. We are getting up early tomorrow to see if there are any brave souls up and about on a ? friday morning (we so lose track of time/day/month. will let you know.
We have again a very bad Internet connection so I am not even going to attempt photos tonight.
We were up at 4:45 AM for breakfast at 5:30 and luggage load @ 6:00am. Bob & I were actually on the road by 6:15! Dawn and the irrigation going .. sparkling the world. We were so worried about the day getting into the 90’s we were only slightly adequately dressed for the 50 degree temperatures. Brrrrrrr
Our ride of 97.9 miles took us initially through small farms (agriculture) – not many animals but as we progressed across Central Idaho the farms became commercial and then the milk and beef cows were added. HUGE operations – I felt really bad for the cows.
Earlier in the day we saw a large deer grazing with a herd of cows (pictures tomorrow) and we saw a very large jack rabbit running across the desert scrub.
Not much traffic on the back farm roads. Blue blue sky. By 11:00 AM it was 70 and by 1:00 PM in the 80’s. It seemed like the ride was mostly a gradual uphill or flat ( I can only think of one downhill) .. the wind was not at our back but fortunately not too strong. We crossed the bridge into Twin Falls about 2:00 PM – took some pictures of the gorge before getting to our hotel. The shade was nice and the heat so far has been very dry … so makes you thirsty without perspiring profusely.
I did the accumulated laundry and we had to walk 3/4 mile to dinner in a buffet place …huge variety of food but I personally hate buffets … RAP to talk about our short day tomorrow followed dinner. Tomorrow we will go out after breakfast before luggage load at 8:30 to try to bike under the bridge. Only a 38 mile bike to our next stop, Burly. They have us doing a scavenger hunt on the way. They will also hold a “care and maintenance of your drive train” class at 2:30. The flat tire clinic yesterday was worth while so looking forward to learning more about my bike.
Some of you are probably wondering if we were tempted to bike in circles to make our 97.9 mile ride into a century ride. Not in the least … we were glad to get off our bikes … we have now biked over 800 miles in 10 days of biking! Hard to believe that this dream s becoming reality!