Day 71 Getting Close to Home

Riggins, ID to Cambridge, ID via New Meadows and Council

Today 83 miles

Total 3,946.9 miles

Being on the road for 71 days and with less than two weeks to go, our thoughts today, turned to home. We all admitted that we missed our wives and family and were ready to get back into the normal routine of family life. The trip has been great, more fun than I expected, but living life with a single focus (pedaling West) is, in it’s own way, limiting. Our effort everyday is the same, get up at dawn and start pedaling, determine where to stop for food and lodging and keep pedaling. When we get to our destination, we plan the next day. We look at the distances, elevations, weather and wind. At this point I long, not only, for a return to family life, but the variety that such a life brings.


There was a rock slide on route today, but we were able to pass it!



Lincoln and Jordan bought the ties for $2 at the little store we stopped at. They’re heading West too.


A hay castle!


City Hall Cambridge, ID!

9 thoughts on “Day 71 Getting Close to Home”

  1. Home stretch! Enjoy the last few weeks – and don’t worry, your friends have plenty of variety saved up for you!

  2. “You know, the nearer your destination, the more you’re slip-sliding away.
    God only knows, God makes his plan, the information’s unavailable to the mortal man
    We work our jobs, collect our pay; believe were gliding down the highway
    When in fact we’re slip-sliding away.”
    — Paul Simon

  3. Rounding third and heading home!!! I can’t wait to hear all about your awesome advantage.
    You have been part of my life and my everyday conversations both at work and at home for the past 10 weeks. Each day I look forward to your blog with your interesting posts and great pictures. It’s been a real treat and I was hoping you could do me one favor so we can all continue to enjoy your blog, photo’s etc., could you please ride home…hell….what’s another 4500 miles or so!

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