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First Flat

June 23, 2012

Sorry I didn’t blog yesterday, but we had another 94 mile ride and, 74 miles into it, I got a flat. It ruined the tire along with the tube, so I couldn’t just fix it with the spare tube I carry. The tour company came and fixed it and  then I completed the ride, but I was quite late with no time to charge my phone and blog.

Anyway, here are the highlights from yesterday and today. Yesterday, we rode from Spokane, WA to Kellogg, ID.  Here I am with one of the other riders crossing into Idaho.

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For a good part of the ride, we were on a rails-to-trails conversion, so it was mercifully flat! It ran along the shore of Lake Coeur d’alene for many miles and it was gorgeous!  Here is a view of the lake through the foxgloves as we were just arriving.

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Farther down the ride along Coeur d’ alene Lake, we saw a moose. I don’t know how to edit photos on my phone, so you’ll just have to take my word for it that a moose is somewhere in this next photo.

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Today, we rode 69 miles from Kellogg to Thompson Falls, Montana.  As we came into town, we saw the Clark Fork of the Gallatin River, a beautiful, world- reknowned trout fishing stream. Here’s how it looked. . . Shoot, I can’t figure out how to change the photo’s orientation. When I try to insert it, it looks like the Gallatin is standing on end! So, for now, I’ll leave it out.

By the way, I am really enjoying everyone’s comments. Thanks to my niece, Ashley, for her wonderful words of encouragement and to the Sabins too for theirs. ( Amelia, in response to the question about the Kindle, I never did figure out how to make the screen light up so I could read in my tent, but have no time for reading anyway right now!)

That’s all for now. Tomorrow is a 102-mile ride to Missoula.

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One Comment
  1. Roberta Moore permalink

    Exciting things are happening! I just imagined the moose. Your yard people came and the place looks great like usual. We went diving at Netarts today and it was only 5 freet of visibility so not too exciting. What you are doing is so challenging to the rest of us sedentary seniors. Carry the flag for us all and be every so careful please. You are a good neighbor and I don’t want to have to take out an ad for a new one!

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