Howdy doody a day off in Sisters y'all. Was this place created in a factory for wild west towns? The town planners went crazy with their wooden shop fronts and boardwalks to give it that 'real' America look. We've done 4 days of cycling now and it's time for rest day number 1. These rest days are not necessarily spaced equally throughout. The next one after this is in 8 days time. Won't go into details but it involves our appointment with Idaho's biggest rodeo on 4th July. Anyway, last night we stayed in the city park, but tonight we've treated ourselves to a motel. Woo hoo, such luxury. There's a television so Matt can catch up with Deadliest Catch. And we ate. We ate pancakes and waffles for breakfast, doritos and cookies for lunch and burgers for dinner. And before you say anything, we are cycling over 70 miles tomorrow, half of which is uphill, plus when in Rome, and all that.
I'm quite surprised that so far we are feeling pretty good and haven't completely collapsed halfway up a mountain. The climbs are getting easier on the thighs. Fingers crossed it will keep this way. I'm not about to get complacent though and have no doubt that the next few weeks will be really tough. The saddle sore factor did increase a bit yesterday. Out of 10 it went from a 2 to a 4. We have worked out a scale where 10 is indescribable pain. Let's hope we don't get a 10.
On a more positive note, here's a chipmunk we met at the city park campsite. The little critters are everywhere and I'm quite fond of them....
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