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TransAmerica day 20

Darby to Wisdom. 93km 1,192m ascent Today we left our Warmshowers host Curtis to go over the Chief Joseph pass. Our highest pass so far at 2,216m The first 2 hours were gentle climbing to Sula where we had a last coffee (also the last chance to top up on water and food before Wisdom)…

TransAmerica day 19

Missoula to Darby 96km. 490m ascent An easy and not particularly inspiring ride today, at least until we got onto the old Darby road after ~65km of riding a tarred but rough cycle track next to Highway 93 We picnicked off the highway with provisions bought on the road At least today we had no…

TransAmerica day 18

Lochsa to Missoula 105km. 710m ascent Today started again with a climb this time up to 1600m so our highest peak so far Unfortunately the views were nothing to write about as everything was covered by clouds. It was cold but at least dry. After a warmup and some coffee it was downhill for the…

TransAmerica day 17

Lowell to Lochsa 106km. 717m ascent Another grotty day ahead. Although it didn’t start raining immediately it did start earlier than forecast 😓 Today was 1 long ride upstream and surprisingly hard 105km with no chance to freewheel. Even though the grade was seldom greater than 2% it was a slog The biggest compensation was…

TransAmerica day 16

White Bird to Lowell. 108km. 1209m ascent Our biggest climb so far. Straight out of White Bird and up the old 95 for 873m with no flat road for 2.5 hrs 😅 Rich did end up with a goat head in his tyre but after pulling it out the tube self sealed and we were…

Some useless information

We have been following the Little Salmon River which runs into the Salmon River These are 2 of the so called ‘free flowing’ rivers left in the State of Idaho A free flowing river is one that has no dams on it. We are also riding the Highway 95 which happens to be the only…

Losing weight

It has become painfully obvious that I am carrying too much weight and am too slow up the hills As the climbs here are almost always long, much longer than we are used to in Belgium, it has been slowing our progress somewhat. Luckily Rich also wanted to dump some stuff he offered to send…

TransAmerica day 14

Evergreen campsite to Riggins Just a gentle climb before 70km of almost all downhill. We are making 2 short days to gather our power reserves before the BIG climb out of White Bird which takes us 980m We had 10km to to where we should be able to get breakfast. Closed except the weekend but…

TransAmerica day 13

Brownlee to Evergreen campground No power in my legs today, no idea why but they were not doing well Straight after an enormous breakfast burrito which even I didn’t manage to finish After the 650m / 7km climb we went back down to about the same height and then had 60km of gentle climb to…