Spent the July 4th holiday in Pocatello and like most of the west it was HOT! Having logged over 800 miles on the ride so far I contacted a local bike shop in Pocatello (Barrie's Ski and Sports) and arranged to get Bobnick a tuneup before heading out Wednesday.
While waiting for Adam to complete the tuneup I looked around the shop and struck up a conversation with a gentleman that was also getting work done on his bike. Ralph is 82 and still rides his bike on a regular basis. We had a great conversation and he also gave me some tips for getting back onto highway 30.
While on my way to Lava Hot Springs, Idaho I came upon a gentleman on a 4 Wheeler that was stopped on the shoulder. He had ran out of gas and was waiting for his wife to bring him some. His name is Ken and he is also a cyclist from the local area. He asked if I was planning to stay in Lava Hot Springs that evening and I told him probably so. He told me that he and his wife were going out of town but I was welcome to pitch my tent on his property if I wanted to. He gave me his address and told me he really hoped I would stop by. His wife arrived with gas for his 4 Wheeler and he also led me to a different road to get into town so I could stay off the busy highway.
I decided to take Ken up on his generous offer and WOW what a beautiful place it was! Ken and his wife were just leaving as I came up the road to their property. The generosity and kind hearts of people is incredible. They said I could pitch my tent anywhere including on the patio. There were some gusty winds moving through so that's what I ended up doing.
The next morning I headed out to Soda Springs and am now in Montpelier, Idaho.
I should be crossing into the state of Wyoming on Saturday!
Miles over the past 3 days - 104.9
Cumulative Miles - 913.1