WORST: Lunches are definately not what you would normally eat for lunch
MOST UNEXPECTED: An actual tailwind
Todays ride was just under a century, 99.6 miles. Conditions were great, cool at the start, with the above mentioned tail wind (not due to eating beans last night). We are still climbing in elevation and are at about 5100 feet.
We ate breakfast at the dorm, and one of the pictures below was my photo assignment which was to take a picture of food which looked worse than it tasted. The food is oatmeal on french toast, and I didn't eat it, but the rider said it was good (it looks disgusting and I should get an A for this assignment). The picture of the giant bull includes the Rider pouch attached to the bike. Other pictures show the support mechanical car known as "blue thunder". Anyone who can identify what the mysterious wood structure is wins a kewpie doll. There were a lot of houses on this stretch of the travel which had fallen into disrepair, and I think we could probably homestead a few of the acreages.
We are in high meadow country with few trees. Once again we are camping next to a railroad line, but the good news is that this campground has some bungalows, so learning from past errors, I did not pitch a tent but threw my sleeping bag on a bed inside.
Back to lunches: We stop at the truck where they have a spread laid our for us which includes bread, peanut and almond butter, jam/jelly, and energy food. There are also some fruits. I do really love peanut butter, but the bread slices are about 2 inches thick, and after trying the sandwich gig, I am now just grabbing a clif bar, something salty like nuts, some juice and shot bloks, and then back on the road. Today we hit the Avon cafe just before we got to the campground, so we stopped in and I had a chocolate malt at around 2:30 which was my lunch. The Avon cafe will be catering our dinner so I asked what it was going to be. Spaghetti (blah) and a wide selection of pies (Yippee, yahoo, whoopie, hooray) I will plan my strategy accordingly and eat a tablespoon of spaghetti, and a whole pie (or two). I like the picture of the lady changing the price inside the Avon diner sitting up on the counter.