81 miles, 4931 feet climbed
After yesterday’s long ride, many admitted to having tired legs, me among them. Today promised about 500 feet less climbing but still a lot, spread over three mountain passes, over only 45 fewer miles. We’re starting to seesome injuries that may keep those riders in the vans for a few days, but no ride-ending events. However one rider did have to abandon the tour due to a death in his family.
I made it over all the climbs just fine, though with less energy than yesterday. Once in Baker City, a criterium bicycle race was in progress, just like 15 years ago. I watched part of it while sipping on a very thick huckleberry milkshake from a shop on one of the race corners. I got to play with the high speed shooting feature of my new Fujifilm mirrorless camera, one result shown below.