Posted in 2017 Northern Tier

Mental Challenge

Although today was less miles, it was not an easy day mentally.  Last night I was excited about seeing the Shoshone and Twin Falls. Today my legs felt like lead. I did see the Shoshone Falls from afar but did not ride DOWN to see them.

Shoshone Falls

When I arrived at the beginning of the DOWN for Twin Falls, I couldn’t do it so turned around and saw nothing of those falls.

I had been riding with Andy until I turned off for Twin Falls so now I was on my own cycling into the headwind. The scenery didn’t change much, just different crops in the fields. The roads were rough and some had no shoulder, potholes and gravel.

Thankfully, I caught up with some others and ended up riding and visiting with Theresa. That got me to the rest stop without any pain. After that I was in a better place mentally and finished the ride with a good attitude even though I was on my own again.

Our dinner tonight was in the motel in Burley (say that fast three times-its fun!). It was delicious!!! (Yes, it deserves three exclamation points)  the sauce for the noodles and chicken was yummy. The chicken was cooked to perfection. The vegetables were varied, spiced just right, and not overcooked. I’d say our best meal so far.

Nikki by the Hanson Bridge

I stopped at this viewing spot where Rose took my picture. Here’s some info about the bridge.

This provides a good idea of where we’ve been the past few days.

Today was scavenger hunt day. We had to find Waldo as one of our scavenges…

Today my distance was 43 miles. I get to double that tomorrow. So, off to bed for a good night’s rest.

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female, married, in love, beautiful grown daughters, great and large extended family spread all over the US, enjoying my life, my favorite place to be is outside (unless its cold and wet-then by a warm fire in the house), I live in the mountains.

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