Lowell to Lochsa. TransAmerica day 17

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 the fantastic rapids…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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