|Dana, Violette, Roger and Phebee|
|Dana on the road|
This was a spectacular day on the bike. Roger was using the new bar-end shifters with ease. We still have a few gear ratios to adjust, but by and large the shifting was smooth and the ride was not impacted by the change from the STI shifters.
|Near Sierraville, on Hwy 89|
The scenery along Hwy 89 was stunning. Beautiful pine forests, creeks and rivers (with water rushing, no less!) and lush pastures were all on display. Perfect weather for riding, and a nice tailwind for a good portion of the ride, to boot!
|So wonderful to see water in the streams and rivers!|
|Open fields near Sierraville|
I particularly enjoyed the deep blue lupines along the roadway - which I would call bluebonnets if I were in Texas. They are not so lush nor plentiful as you find in Texas, but they were lovely nonetheless and reminded me of my home state.
|Lupines along roadside|
Having been off for several days, our legs were a bit creaky, but we covered 73 miles at 12 mph, so we did alright.
|Dana and Roger before saying goodbye|
The day's report: Truckee to Quincy, 73 miles.883 to date
|Scene near Quincy|