Why take a snap when I'm busy eating? Ravi concentrates on his banana ...
Group snap before we head out after breakfast. Sree needed some squatting - biking 204 miles was not enough exercise for his strong quads.
Mount Rainier was gorgeous as usual ... this view along the route was the highlight for me for the first day.
The Whole Foods lunch stop was very disappointing - very very disappointing.
We had to start anyway with an unsatisfied stomach ...
We took every opportunity to stop, cool-down and eat, while Ankur tried some meditation
The Lake on the side of the trail reminded us of our Burke-Gilman trail that we rode many times during our training rides.
Mount St. Helens was looking amazing in the afternoon sunshine ...
Little before we reached the 1/2 point - another mini-stop. Aparajita was embarrassed that we caught her eating!
Finally in Centralia - 100 mile point! 100 more to go ... Vineet gives two thumbs up to the ice-cream Sree and I are devouring
We felt cheated when we found out that Bethel church (our night stop) was about 5 more miles along the route than where we expected it to be! But we reached just in time for dinner!
By the time we reached Lexington, we were hungry again and had to stand in a long line for food
The Foods was much better than previous day's lunch stop. Sangeetha was very angry that we took her picture, but Sudarshan smelt something fishy
Finally we crossed Washington border and entered Oregon - we conquered the bridge you can see behind us
Climbing up gradual but very long St. Helens hill was more painful - it didn't seem to have any end to it
It takes an effort to smile after biking 204 miles!