60 mile ride from Clark Fork to Priest River. We had a lovely ride from Clark Fork to Sandpoint Idaho. We stopped for Coffee/food at McDonalds in Ponderay. Traffic became a little heavy around Sandpoint, but that is to be expected. We got a little lost trying to find the right bike path to get us across Lake Pend Orielle, but once we finally found the right trail we could be on our way. Before heading across we had lunch at a convenience store, chicken teriyaki, which was quite good and filling despite being a fast food counter.
Across the lake and along highway 95. Busy and noisy, but we had a shoulder and once we turned onto Dufort road, traffic was quieter. Dufort is a quiet, rolling road along the river. Mostly we were surrounded by trees, but occasionally we had nice views of the water. Crossed the river at Priest River where we are staying for the night. Dinner was a a restaurant next to the motel. Good food. Ron had salmon and I had the linguine.
A nice treat: Dian and Phil have shown up. Dian will finish the ride with us, and Phil will meet her at the end. It was so nice to see them, familiar faces from home.
|Lake Pend Oreille|
|Train crossing Lake Pend Oreille|
|Ron on the path along the lake|
|Phil, Dian, Roger, May, Marlene, Tim, Kari, Ron, Geneva, and Phil|