July 23, 2019 – day 14
After a glorious week off hosted by the Adlards, it was finally time to resume my Pacific N.W. bikepacking adventure.
I had decided to head north to join the Kettle Valley Rail Trail in B.C.
Departing, Jeni and Dave led me on the longer, hillier, more scenic route north from Dave’s house to Sandpoint.
Jeni was just back from Europe. One highlight was via ferrata in the Dolomites.
Dave had a turnaround time. He and Jeni raced back to his house.
Laer I got stuck behind a stopped train.
For some reason I thought this was a pedestrian bridge across the lake into Sandpoint. Unfortunately it’s TRAINS ONLY. I had to backtrack.
Click PLAY or watch the morning on YouTube.
I took a long break in Sandpoint delaying getting back under the hot sun.
In fact it was a bit of a struggle carrying on with a narrow shoulder and a Great White headwind.
Only 5 miles of Highway 2 departing Sandpoint is on dedicated non-motorized trail.
Tired and hot, I took frequent breaks.
Finally, I set up in National forrest.
Click PLAY or watch the afternoon’s ride on YouTube.
During the night we had a huge lighting storm. A bit scary in a tent, it was a show.