Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Spokane to Everett: Day 2

I slept like a dead man last night. I was on the road at 5:30 this morning. I started by finishing the 5 miles or so of the climb up Loup Loup pass. That's a small pass that packs a punch: about 10 miles straight up on both sides.

That first five miles provided a good taste of the day to come. I spent most of the day climbing. I crested three passes. And I learned that my GPS does actually compute altitude accurately.

The one element that really helped today was the water falls along the climb. I immeresed fully 3 times. It was glorious.

All up: 120 miles. 11.5 hours on the bike. I've got about 80 miles to go tomorrow.

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Anonymous said...

You're an ironman.

Pat S said...

We drove over Loup Loup a couple of weeks ago. It's a badass up and down. When we crested there were a couple of full out touring guys and their bikes and gear totally sprawled out in the parking lot.

Nice work. If ever anybody earned a plate of nachos, it would be you.

Apertome said...

Wow ... long day, especially with a loaded bike. Great job.