A partial rest day & a good dinner
Trip Start May 06, 2012
41Trip End Jun 26, 2012
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The ride was reasonably easy and I arrived in Spokane, the largest town I have stopped in so far. My first visit was to a bike shop where I needed to adjust the angle of my saddle as the tip has been a little high, and I don't think I need to go into details of the issues that causes. I also had to get a spare clip for my cycling shoes because mine had become loose. These things took 5 minutes, but then I asked if they knew of any watch shops because my watch/heart rate monitor was signalling it was running out of battery. Fortunately for me, the bike shop owner thought of himself as a crack with any bit of machinery or electrics so he said he would change it over in seconds. An hour later and with the prospect of my watch which had fallen into about 8 bits when undone, not working, I was able to leave with the watch working and intactl - so far! And all of this for only $5! I think he felt guilty about keeping me but I had nowhere to go but even so it was another example of the kindness and generosity of America.
Checked into a hotel in the middle of town and went for a long walk around town and discovered the most incredible waterfall in the centre of town which has a ski lift ride over the falls which I could not pass up. It is was an extraoredinary site to see such a massive waterfall in the middle of the town and yet not have been aware of it 100m away given it is hidden behind buildings.
I had a lovely dinner in town and again was in bed by 8.30...... one big party!