The ride to Twin Falls

Long day today, 97 miles, but a nice tail wind. We traveled through the Snake River Valley. The beginning of the day was through fairly arid, empty places. The second half was through more agricultural areas, including lots of Dairy Cows. The last 20 miles of so, we were riding hard to beat a storm that we could see moving towards us, something that you don’t see in the East as the vista is not expansive enough. Oh, we did make it, just as it was starting to drizzle.The high point of the day for me was trying to cross the bridge over the Snake River at Twin Falls. This is the spot where Evil Knievel attempted to “jump” the gorge on his motorcycle, I don’t think he made it. Anyway the bridge is about 1,500 feet above the river-seethe photo-and the bike path is narrow and in my totally irrational fear of heights opinion, not well protected. So, the plan was for me to basically stare at the wheel of the rider in front of me, and NOT LOOK DOWN!, I’ve done this before with moderate success. But not this time, I just couldn’t do it. So, I wound up crossing the bridge in the traffic lanes-more removed from the view down-and finally made it across!

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the road near Mountain Home

the road near Mountain Home

Idaho scrub-land

Idaho scrub-land

Idaho

Idaho

Snake River, close to Mountain Home

Snake River, close to Mountain Home

The Bridge at Twin Falls, or as I call it, the Bridge of Irrational Certain Doom

The Bridge at Twin Falls, or as I call it, the Bridge of Irrational Certain Doom

Snake River from the lookout by THE BRIDGE

Snake River from the lookout by THE BRIDGE, note the rain coming in from the left hand side of the photo

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