I am really sorry that I didn’t spend some time in Ennis. It had a really touristy downtown with lots of shops for everyone. Alas, I didn’t stop as I had cooking duties, and the KOA was 2 miles out of town. We were up early and took Montana Rt. 287 leaving US Rt. 287 to start climbing 2,000 feet in the first 12 miles, ugggg!
We found a very busy cafe in Nevada City and we sat at counter seats for our 2nd breakfast at a very hard 15 mile mark. Averaging only 6.5 MPH by then…. Did I say uggggh! before?
The rest of the day was much easier but we were so sweaty and tired it took a while to dry out, and the sprinkles on the mountain top really gave us a chill as we came down hill.
Later, if you check back, I’ll have pictures of a cattle drive that was taking place in the middle of the road as we were descending into Virginia City. At the pass, we encountered a truck with lights flashing and blocking the road. We started down the road and came upon hundreds of cattle walking up the hill. I was focused on riding the bike and didn’t take pictures, but Jan and Henk are forwarding some they took.
After a 70 mile day, my ending avg MPH was 11.6, and that is OK. There was little wind and the temps was barely into the 80’s later in the day.