Today was another good day. It was cloudy as we crossed the desert and not too hot. We even had a tail wind some of the time. Total distance today 55 miles and for the ride 304.
Looking ahead, we have some problems with road closures over Tioga Pass to cross the Sierras and the north side of Yosemite. The next two passes north of the park are also closed so we may have to make a big detour. All of this because of snow and ice on the passes.
We are doing a lot of contemplating about how to deal with these issues. The lower parts of Yosemite are still open and we really want to see the park as we haven’t been there in many years but there may be no good way to bike away from the park that makes sense. More on this to follow.
We are both feeling a little stronger today and have a bit more energy so maybe we are riding into shape. We went over Oak Creek Pass at just over 4800 feet and there were hundreds of wind turbines lining the route and the top of the pass. Now in Tehachpi which is kind of a great little town and they are celebrating the re-opening of their historic train station today. They had planned to open it last year after reconstruction but it burned down after a fireworks accident so they have re-built it again.