Distance: 89.6 Miles
Ride Time: 5:38
Much easier day today. Challenging start with a 10 mile climb, then we had rolling hills heading toward Spokane. The terrain changed to miles and miles of farm fields. Some green, many brown. Lot's of wheat with a few other crops that I did not recognize. One rider mentioned that he thought some were for canola oil.
After the climbing, some of us throttled back today and enjoyed a moderate spin all the way to Spokane. The temperature was 83 with a light wind from the northeast. This shifted to a tale wind closer to Spokane. Perfect clear day. We have a couple of easy days allowing a little more recovery time, then we will start cranking the big miles.
I did not take many pictures today - the scenery did not change. I have posted one below showing what it looked like about 10 miles from the finish. You can see some mountains on the horizon, which are east of Spokane. This gives a perspective of how far we could see.
Also, check out the pictures taken by PAC Tour. Just follow the Northern Transcontinental link at pactour.com. They capture many great pictures every day.