Thursday, June 24, 2010

Day 4: Kah-Nee-Tah, OR to Prineville, OR

Today's Mileage: 61
Average Speed: 11.6 mph
Max Speed: 37.1 mph
Average BPM: 134
Max BPM: 165
Calories Burned: 2,034
Actual Time in Saddle: no data

This post will be short. We have 117 miles to ride tomorrow with two climbs of nearly 2000 vertical feet a piece. We're loading our luggage at 5:20am, and breakfast immediately follows at 5:30. That should allow enough daylight hours for everyone to complete the ride successfully. At the very least, I am trying to stay positive and remind myself that I have all day to get to John Day, Oregon. All I have to do tomorrow is ride my bike.

Mike told me this morning that I have proven that I can physically handle the challenges of this tour. I was excited that he thought so, but I didn't tell him that I am now making the same grunting noises my grandfather used to make whenever he stood up or sat down.

The gist of today is that we left the High Desert this morning, rode through plateaus, cycled into farmland and arrived in Prineville by mid-afternoon. Also, Oregon has the biggest dandelions I've ever seen. I'll let the photos speak for themselves on this ride since I have to turn in early, and I still need to stretch and then elevate my legs for 15 minutes.

Images from Kah-Nee-Tah to Prineville:

Click here to see my entire photo album of Day 4.

The Ride Leader's Official Report:
Across America North:
Prineville Photos

1 comment:

Monique said...

hmmm. For the 1st time, I'm concernced about your body in all this.