After a much needed rest day it was time to get back on the bike and continue on to Dayville. There was a very steep climb just out of Mitchell, the rest of the ride was awesome!
I was about 4 miles outside of Dayville and came upon two cyclists, Ian and Jim. Ian was from Scotland and is going cross country East to West. Ian waved at Jim (who is a young 81) and when Jim waved back, lost his balance and took a tumble. He had several cuts and had hurt his collar bone. Ian was waiting with Jim until his wife and ambulance arrived.
I stopped at a local cafe for lunch and then headed into town looking for the Church I saw on the warm showers app that lets cyclists stay in the Church as they are passing through Dayville.
When I went into the Church there wasn't anyone there but there was a sign to check in with Rose at the house behind the Church. Rose accompanied me back to the Church, gave me a tour and told me about the history of letting cyclists stay since the 1970's. They have several thick binders that have all the thank you notes that cyclists have ever written. Pretty cool!
I was the only person in the Church all night which was kind of weird. They have a shower, washer/dryer and kitchen so I was able to eat, shower and do laundry!