16-06-06 Day 71 Hot – Mark Trail Bikes
Biking the Trans America
2 Wheels, 6 Months, 1 Adventure
I set up the tent under the baseball dugout to avoid dew but didn’t think the sprinkler spray would be a problem…. Wrong….. Oh well…
Back to the Kooskia Cafe for a vegetable omlette and to load up with water.. The forecast was for 90°. Oh boy here we go…
I pedaled the four miles to Stites and started to climb.. The sweat was pouring out of me and I was through my first bottle in the first six miles.. I had twenty to go before Grangeville… The climb was so steep I had to walk the bike for the first time on the trip….
I was completely worn out 2 miles from Grangeville and found a covered, shady gun range. Spread out and fell asleep..
Rode into town to the grocery store and watered up. There was a long climb up and a fast ride down to the Silver Dollar Saloon in White Bird. Dollar Twenty-five Beers .. No where in America can you buy a beer at that price.. The diner was closed, the grocery was closed, I was hungry. “Can I clean anyone’s home for some food?”. Renee went home, made turkey sandwiches and heated up chili for us… SO AWESOME!!!! WOW… White Bird Town Park
Kooskia to White Bird, ID