Coeur d’Alene

Day 32

63.5 miles


We got up early to grab breakfast with Kate before heading out on a bike trail that would take us pass Gonzaga and into Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  It was nice to see Spokane in the light.  The below photo reminds me of a nicer version of high falls in Rochester.

The awesome thing about going to Coeur d'Alene today is that we officially have knocked down another state and our now on to our fourth, Idaho.

What else do you do in front of the Welcome to Idaho sign?  Idaho?  Udaho!

What else do you do in front of the Welcome to Idaho sign?  Idaho?  Udaho!

Sometimes you just need some water, get it Ryan.

I’ve been to Coeur d’Alene before, well I should say I’ve driven through it.  It’s an extremely clean, contemporary type town, but it’s the lake that makes it a destination.  Because of such a late start after breakfast, getting lost in Spokane originally in our attempt to take the bike path out of town, stopping at Gonzaga to get some UBD (upper body development) in as we need to make sure we maintain body symmetry, an ongoing joke of ours, and then having a few beers and a burger in Coeur d’Alene, today ended up being a shorter millage day. We chatted with a man who use to race professionally.  He does a significant amount of fundraising himself now and it was great to learn about what he has had success with.  We camped about 10 miles outside of town and went to sleep early in hopes of having a big day tomorrow.

A little UBD work at Gonzaga U.  Helmets for safety!

It's interesting that today felt like a very short day on the bike.  When we started anything over 60 miles seemed like a long day, an aggressive one.  Well I guess 40 has turned into 60 and 60 into 80 when it comes to our physical and mental shape.