Cycling Date: Friday 27-June-14
Mileage: 38 miles
Weather: Cloudy and cool with yet another kicking tailwind! Temps barely touched the 70s. Another perfect day on the bike.
Highlights of the day:
Today was very relaxed. Everyone slept in or at least tried, had a nice breakfast, and left for our 38 mile ride at 8:30. On the way many stopped at two falls of note – Shoshone Falls and Twin Falls. Both were off the route and added a few more miles & some good climbing as well. The views of Shoshone Falls were definitely worth the effort. Twin Falls was just a few more miles up the road. This location had, as the name implied, two sets of falls. Although it was difficult to tell with one of them completely surrounded by a hydroelectric project. More pictures were taken and then it was time to get back on route to Burley.
The route traveled through fields on frontage roads along I84. We saw more of the large array of irrigation technology that has been prevalent over the last few days. Lots of potatoes, sugar beets, and alfalfa were the crops I could identify. Or at least I hope I identified them correctly.
The wind made our shortest day even shorter. We arrived at the motel several hours before check-in time but were greeted by a very friendly hotel staff with ice water and clean rooms. Time to hydrate and rest up for tomorrow.