Saturday, June 19, 2021

Day 14 - June 18, Clarkston to Orofino, 50 miles

Today we continued on US Hwy 12 following the Clearwater river all the way to Orofino.  Very gentle but steadily uphill.  There were a couple of nice State Park rest areas with water along the way but no other services.   At breakfast at the hotel we had met a group called LifeCycles.  They’re riding across the US ending in Delaware.  Their ride is named Trans-Am 2021.  They have 8 young men riding with six leaders riding and providing sag services. Very nice and friendly group.  During the day we crossed paths at one of the rest areas and rode together for about 20 miles until Orofino.  Their daily mileages are higher than ours so not likely we’ll see them again. Orofino had temps above 90 so a nice pizza place with cool air was great for lunch.  WiFi has been sketchy so posting a day late.  No phone service for the next several days.

LifeCycle group packing up at the hotel

Riding with the LifeCycles group - nice paceline

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