Day 6, June 28, John Day, OR to Baker City, OR
82.9 miles, 13.5 mph, 6hr, 8min, 7 sec

Up at 5:15, load luggage 5:45, 6:00 buffet breakfast at the "Outpost", a local restaurant.

On the road at 6:30. We had a gentle climb for 15 miles of 800 feet. Then the first of 3 major climbs, up and down between 3,800 ft and 5,276 ft. The scenery continues to be just superb. The hills, mountains, climbs, descents, Ponderosa Pines, rivers, lakes, snow- capped mountains, friendships with fellow cyclists, experiences, sharing meals, route raps, etc... Long distance cycling is an extraordinary adventure.

Country scene Conestoga Wagon John pulling a Conestoga Wagon using a bungee cord? Scenic view SAG 1, eating a banana me at first summit,Dixie Mt., 5,276 feet Scenic view Ponderosa Pines end of descent from climb 3; see the snow! Who lives here? Ponderosa Pines Phillips Reservoir meandering river meandering river meandering river Who lives here? Greetings at hotel- free cold water

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I arrived at Best Western Sunridge Inn at about 3 PM, cleaned and lubed my bike, then went to dinner at the hotel. Went back to our room and worked on my journals.

Tomorrow is an 83 mile ride to Ontario, OR. That is what Mike ( our ride leader ) says.

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