We awoke at 11pm with the goal of riding between midnight and 10am, while the temperature was below 90F. This might have been possible, had we not gone down into the casino for breakfast and iced coffees at IHOP. Afterwards, we returned to the room and watched The Late Show while packing up.
Our alarm buzzed at midnight after a surprisingly good off-hours sleep. We had breakfast and coffee while packing and watching The Late Late Show in the room and set off at 1:30AM. We were energized to ride and had some cool air (~70F), which made a world of difference.
Per usual, we woke early and broke down camp quickly but this time so that we wouldn’t get sprayed by the sprinklers in the park (we were told they go off around 6 or 7am). After moving to a safe spot, we had bagels and fruit for breakfast. It was another cold morning (hopefully we didn’t send too many warm clothes back too early!), but there was no rain in the forecast and the wind was in our favor.
Last night we returned to Casey’s for dinner, but also picked up donuts, yogurt, and coffee to have for breakfast in our motel room before getting another start to the day.
This morning we talked with Lisa and Jenny while having breakfast – mostly about Norway, which is very high on Rachel’s list. They are from Voss, which apparently is a popular outdoor sports destination. We mentioned how we would love to visit someday and were delighted when they offered to host us, which we certainly will not forget :-). Good luck on the rest of your trip, Jenny and Lisa!
When we left the shop, we made a pit stop down the street at Druber Donuts, which was amazing. We each chose two donuts: one for now and one for later in the morning.
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