All the Details

Okay – let’s get all the nitty gritty out of the way. Here are the stats and stopping points for the first 22 days – Bandon, OR to Bozeman, MT.

Day 1, May 29
58 miles
4 hr, 3 min on the bike
14.2 mph avg
30.8 mph max – on one of the big downhills after lunch
5 hr 15 min total time
Riding Companions – Laura and Sandy
58 miles cumulative

Day 2, May 30
57 miles
4 hr, 3 min on the bike
13.9 mph avg
36.8 mph max – on the drop into Roseberg, MT
Endpoint – Susan’s Creek Campground, OR
Riding Companions – Laura, Chayse, and Shelly
115 miles cumulative

Day 3, May 31
54.2 miles (all uphill, 4,100 foot elevation gain)
5 hr, 55 min on the bike
9.1 mph avg
34.9 mph max – on the drop into Diamond Lake Campground
5 hr 15 min total time
Endpoint – Diamond Lake Campground, OR
169.2 miles cumulative

Day 4, June 1
91.1 miles
6 hr, 48 min on the bike
13.3 mph avg
40.2 mph max – on one drop from the Summit of the Cascades (15 miles of downhill)
7 hr 30 min total time
Endpoint – Silver Lake, OR
260.3 miles cumulative

Day 5, June 2
Rest Day

Day 6, June 3
98.5 miles
7 hr, 31 min on the bike
13.1 mph avg
42.8 mph max – a small, but steep, dip after crossing the ridge between Silver Lake and Christmas Valley
10 hr total time
Endpoint – Riley, OR – actually, an archery store
358.8 miles cumulative

Day 7, June 4
85.2 miles
6 hr, 49 min on the bike
12.4 mph avg
41.3 mph max – coming down from Stinkingwater Pass
8 hr 30 min total time
Endpoint – the Oasis RV Park, Campground, Cafe, gift shop in Juntara, OR
444 miles cumulative

Day 8, June 5
72.8 miles
5 hr, 3 min on the bike
14.4 mph avg
35.9 mph max – coming down from Vine summit
6 hr total time
Endpoint – Ontario, OR
516.8 miles cumulative

Day 9, June 6
74.3 miles
6 hr, 10 min on the bike
12.0 mph avg
33.1 mph max – on one of the little “swooshes” on Elmore Road
8 hr total time
Endpoint – Nampa, ID
591.1 miles cumulative

Day 10, June 7
88.6 miles
6 hr, 21 min on the bike
13.9 mph avg
42.3 mph max – after crossing Castle Creek, climbing out of the valley, then one of the small downhills, but pedalling with the wind at my back
8 hr total time
Endpoint – Bruneau Dunes State Park
679.7 miles cumulative

Day 11, June 8
80.5 miles
6 hr, 46 min on the bike
11.8 mph avg
35.9 mph max – dropping down River Road in Bliss, searching for the Frank Lloyd Wright house
9 hr 30 min total time
Endpoint – Buhl, ID
760.2 miles cumulative

Day 12, June 9
65.3 miles
5 hr, 10 min on the bike
12.6 mph avg
39.5 mph max – on the drop into the Twin Falls viewing area – too short and twisty to get any real speed (3.4 mph going back up)
7 hr 30 min total time
Endpoint – Burley, ID
825.5 miles cumulative

Day 13, June 10
48.5 miles
3 hr, 27 min on the bike
14.0 mph avg
37.2 mph max – small downhill on the frontage road, just after the interstate rest area
4 hr total time
Endpoint – Massacre (more like a skirmish) Rocks State Park, ID
874 miles cumulative

Day 14, June 11
94.1 miles (some back tracking after I could not find a place to stay on the west side of Idaho Falls)
7 hr, 18 min on the bike
12.8 mph avg
25.9 mph max – it was a flat day!
9 hr total time
Endpoint – Days Inn in Idaho Falls, ID
968.1 miles cumulative

Day 15, June 12
43.4 miles
3 hr, 47 min on the bike
11.4 mph avg
35.7 mph max – dropping back to the Snake River shortly before Swan Valley
5 hr 30 min total time
Endpoint – Sleepy J’s cabins in Swan Valley, ID
Riding Companions – Johnny B
1011.5 miles cumulative

Day 16, June 13
76.5 miles
6 hr, 32 min on the bike
11.6 mph avg
36.3 mph max – coming down Pine Creek Pass
9 hr 45 min total time
Endpoint – Warm River Campgound, ID
1088 miles cumulative

Day 17, June 14
56.1 miles
4 hr, 52 min on the bike
11.4 mph avg
36.6 mph max – coming down Targhee Pass – though I do not remember going that fast. The wind started coming from the right and it was a gusty downhill.
8 hr 30 min total time
Endpoint – Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park, West Yellowstone, MT
1144.1 miles cumulative

Day 18, June 15
69.6 miles (first flat – I woke up to a flat rear tire)
6 hr, 9 min on the bike
11.3 mph avg
37.6 mph max – on the drop from Craig’s Pass headed east
7 hr 50 min total time
Endpoint – Lake Hotel, Lave Village, Yellowstone, WY
1,213.7 miles cumulative

Day 19, June 16
Rest day – although Diane and I did go on a 3 mile walk. I sorer this night than any of the first 18 days

Day 20, June 17
Rest day – but Johnny B came down and we rode the roundtrip from Lake Village to Canyon Village – 40 miles

Day 21, June 18
Rest day – Shopping, clean the bike, and got a haircut – even shorter to try and get rid of the helmet hair.

Day 21, June 19
Rest day – and finally try to put together some posts – I’m on the road again tomorrow!

Steve

One Reply to “All the Details”

  1. I wish I was along on the ride with you Babe!!! I know how much fun you’re having and I’m having fun because I know you’re having fun!! Make sense??? — Diane

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