Day 66: Gilchrist is haunted

Today the team rode 50 miles from Bend to Gilchrist, Oregon. The day started out interesting when the path we needed to take turned out to be completely gravely and sandy. We ended up getting shuttled because the gravel path extended for 7 miles. Road bikes and gravel don’t really go well together. Some of us enjoyed the challenge, and rode several miles before calling it quits. The rest of the day was relatively easy because the majority of the climbing was concentrated in the beginning and was skipped. We did run into a sea of smoke for the rest of the ride due to several forest fires happening in the area.

Thank you to our hosts at the Gilchrist mall. This is a more unique stayover as we are staying at an abandoned restaurant and lounge. It has been super cool to explore this place as it is like a time capsule. Today the ride was dedicated to Liz’s nana Nancy who had breast cancer twice.

~Tailwinds~
Mandy

Flat count: 1
Song of the day: Sandman
Memorable moment: Finding the abandoned bowling alley attached to our stayover and manually bowling a few times

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