Four in the morning

The temperature forecast for today was over a hundred degrees in the afternoon. To avoid the torture of cycling through such heat (with a headwind), we decided to start early: 4:00 a.m. (PCT). Kait awoke on time as I handed her a cup of tea in her tent; I had my coffee. We made breakfast, packed up our bikes, and hit the road.

We were done by noon, having ridden straight through with Robert, our new cycling friend who is from Scotland and is making his way across the entirety of the country. Now, we’re happy to rest in a campsite. Just took some showers, had a cold beer, and we are grateful for the small parcel of shade we can inhabit.

The small things go a long way on an adventure.

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Kait, pre-tea.
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Cycling into a sunrise in Roosevelt, Washington.
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