2008 Gourmet bicycle tour, Day 0
Saturday June 21, Santa Rosa CA to LaPine OR
Today was a driving day. Sue and I rode in Rose's car with her friend Brynn.
We had planned to detour to Crater Lake on the way up and do the 32-mile
ride around the lake. The road is still closed to cars on the east side
because of snow, but bikes can get through. The cycling information sheet
we got from the ranger at the Visitor's Center showed almost 4000 feet of
climbing which meant there was no way we could do the whole thing and still
make it to camp in time for dinner. We decided to ride only part way and
then turn around. But it kept raining off and on so we wimped out and
contented ourselves with seeing the lake by car.
Vin's party had some excitement when one of the
trailer tires blew out near Klamath Falls OR. Fortunately, they were able
to contact a Les Schwab tire store before they closed and buy two new wheels
and tires. (Thanks Claudine for the photo at right).
That meant all the gear got to camp later than planned, but Vin
and the rest of the first night's cook crew had the chili, salad and pie on
the table in record time and a good meal was scarfed by all.
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