Sunday, July 20, 2008

Spokane to Everett: Day 1

I wanted to make it to Winthrop. I fell short by about 20 miles. I rode about 175 miles today. That's 14.5 hours in the saddle. I'm damn tired.

I ended up at Sweat Creek Campground. It's "primitive." And no one is here. Which is both kind of nice, and kind of creepy.

The last three hours has been solid climbing. The big stuff is tomorrow: Washington and Rainy passes.

Time for bed.

10 comments:

Tarik Saleh said...

I think I saw the face of the jesus in your jersey there.

Good job and being 3 and extra good job on riding 175 miles, thats a hell of a day in the saddle.

bynk said...

Wow. The most I've ever been cranking is 4 hours. More power to ya.

One of these days I want to do some bike camping. What are ya packing for the trip?

MetroSpokane said...

That's not Jesus...it's Elvis.

Anonymous said...

175/14.5 in a day! Holy s@#$! That's pretty impressive for an old guy.

Jacque Hendrix said...

That's a heck of a lot of miles. Impressive.

I'm guessing I won't see you at The Scoop in the next couple of days.

Apertome said...

I didn't realize you were going on tour ... sounds like fun! 175 miles in a day sure is impressive. I hope you have a fun and safe trip.

NAHA said...

Happy Birhtday John! Have a great rest of your trip and have fun putting the salt back in your system. It's chip time!

Hank said...

Fourteen and a half hours! Tell me you wore padded shorts, John. Hey, if you have the time, tour the Smoke Jumpers training center between Twisp and Winthrop. Once you explain how you got there they'll understand why you're declining to take a seat.

Klay said...

Good luck in the mountains!
Sending you strong leg vibes and plenty of juice to get up those climbs. Just remember, what goes up...

Jason said...

I just realized this morning that you just rode more miles in one day than I have all month (and I haven't missed a day of riding). Way to crank out those miles!