Today was a good ride. The route was talked a lot because there were 3 summits to get over. All of them over 5,100 feet, and steep down hills. Most of the up hills were relative easy. Lots of pine trees.
We left Baker City and rode Oregon Highway 9 to our first rest stop after 2 summits and 50 miles. We got close to Sumpter at mile 25 but it was 3 miles off route so I skipped a second breakfast and rode on to Austin Junction ( intersection with US 26). The lady running the place was civil but rude to most everyone. I had blackberry cobbler and ice cream. I left offering no tip for the first time.
We are staying at the Depot RV and Museum.
We had a 66 mile day today, and the temperature was fine. We will do more tomorrow but not so many climbs. We are going to Mitchell, Oregon and reports are that AT&T service and cell service is poor.
Less than a week to go before this adventure is over. We are thinking about the transition to real life in a few days.