After a break in Boise to see Nick, visit friends and rest up, I'm back on the road! The first target destination was Grand View, Idaho. At the recommendation of one of my blog readers, I took Idaho Highway 78 going through Murphy, Idaho. It was very hot and a relentless head wind made this 45 mile day seem much longer.
I made it into town and was sitting outside a local store when I noticed a cyclist coming up the road towards the store. It was the only cyclist I saw the entire day. He pulled in and we introduced ourselves...his name is Brian from Jackson, Wyoming and is riding to Washington State then across the northern tier to Maine. About 5,000 miles!
A severe thunderstorm alert had come across my phone so I contacted a hotel in town where I stayed that night but with the conditions in the room I think I would have rather taken the risk of being struck by lightening!!! That said, it was a pretty intense storm that ignited several fires in the area.
Miles Today - 45.5
Cumulative Miles - 554.2