Miles: 66.42 Total Elevation Gain (ft): 2455
Weather: Sunny, Hot
Hillbilly Insults: 0
Roadkill: 4 (Goat, 3 Birds)
Bugs Swallowed: 0
Mean Dogs Chasing: 1 (Sheep Dog)

Getting close to the Idaho border.
The winds were fierce today, but mostly at my back. Thank you Zephyrus for the assist over those hills!
The ride was just an uneventful grind today as wine country gave way to wheat farming and wind mills. I'm amazed that combines can manage the steep harvest grounds out here.
Arriving in Pomeroy, I was greeted by the sign below. I don't think this rural community of 1,517 has many Hindus, Sikhs, or Bhuddists. I'm certain they'd be welcome too, if they believed in Jesus. The folks in the cafe are very friendly. I hope they don't smell any of my Jew blood. It's probably masked by my musky odor and my father's parochial DNA.
Katy will be joining me this weekend. It'll be grand to have her around. She's a saint for making the drive to offer me a light bike, SAG stops and company the next couple of days. As well, my mother is making this all possible for coming to my home this summer to help with the pets and kids, not necessarily in that order. Thanks Mom!

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06/07/2013 7:39pm

Yo Leahey,

Keep up the good work Brother; Everyday is a holiday while you are out there. It's too bad that today's ride was uneventful but too much excitement along the road is not too good. Hang in there are and we will be Praying for you,


06/07/2013 7:46pm

Those are some gorgeous shots you took!! Glad you are doing well, hope you have a great weekend with your lovely lady!

06/08/2013 6:44pm

Beautiful!! There's no such thing as hillbillies in the NW, right?

Jonathan Leahey
06/09/2013 1:02am

Fewer, Theresa and they're still pretty nice.

06/14/2013 7:01pm

Grizzles? Jon, you have no idea how lucky you are! Were you ever afraid to jump off the 12 foot hi dive when you were a kid? Well, the Short Faced bear of the last ice age stood 12 feet high at the shoulder! I think the short faced bears are all gone!


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