A couple of days of the trip were taken with riding the Coeur d'Alene biking trail. Although I HATE missing out--better sense occasionally prevails! For once I listened to my head and not my "Want To". This trek was almost 90 miles---NO WAY would I survive that unscathed. I wanted to be able to walk the remainder of the trip and that much sitting on a bicycle seat would NOT have been wise.
I DID get up and make the official "Trip Photo" and wave Bye-Bye! NOW--look closely at these bikes. They are cruisers---NO gears--NO hand brakes---old fashioned HEAVY bicycles. The first day of the ride was almost 60 miles--on these babies. MAYBE I WAS SMART!
The entire first day was at a slight down grade and all on a paved trail. The girls did tell me--the bikes were so heavy they had to peddle every step of the way---NO COASTING like you would on a lighter bike.
They spent the night in Harrison and rode to the end of the trail-Plummer and back to Harrison the next day. The shuttle only picks you up in Harrison. This added another 16 miles to the trek. This day there was an upgrade coming back--NOT SO EASY. The good news, they found better bikes to rent for the last section of the journey--GEARS-HANDBRAKES--the real deal!
Three of the group made it all the way to the end. Susan went back early to get a shower before riding back in the shuttle---my kind of girl!
SO sometimes---when you are not in tip top shape--you miss out! HEY SOMEBODY had to hold the home fort down!