16-06-12 Day 77 Perfect Day – Mark Trail Bikes
Biking the Trans America
2 Wheels, 6 Months, 1 Adventure
The forecast was for low winds and low 70s. Perfect…. Josh, Anna and I met at the local cafe for breakfast… What interesting conversation. Sweden is very different than the US as far as social programs.. High unemployment and High taxes, 30%… Anna thinks everyone should receive a minimum income regardless of work. Since there are more workers than than there is work to do. Or limit the work day so that everyone can work, say 25 hours. So different….
The day laid out to towns 14, 10 and 20 miles apart then 40 so I had two breakfasts and Pie in the afternoon. A wonderful ride through Picture Gorge and then battle the Sunday night traffic up to Keys Creek Summit… Truck after truck with various attachments would not move over… I watch the left front tires in my mirror and if they don’t cross the yellow line I am in danger….. If there in a dropoff on my right I stop…. And look at the drivers….. No sholder.. No place for me to move over except the gravel…. Crazy… It must be the Sunday Night after the weekend..
Found a unlocked gate and found a place to camp…. Purple filled to sky as the sun set…. Yummy….
Prairie City To Keys Creek Summit 78 miles