Day 10 – June 10 – Spokane, WA to Sandpoint, ID – 71 miles

Julianne and Bjorn were great hosts for the night.  They provided me with food, a shower, and a nice bedroom for the night.  Being cyclists that tour themselves, they knew firsthand what it’s like. I am grateful for the stay.

Leaving Spokane, I picked up an extra inner tube in town, knowing I would likely need it.

The decision for the trip to go west to east paid dividends once again as a light SW wind helped propel me on the route NE of Spokane.

On the way, Newman Lake, a small community (they almost spelled my name right), held The Sweet Tooth Bakery. I was a sucker for the name and stopped in to check it out.

The Sweet Tooth:


A new state!

The landscape included scenic portions of trees, the start of the Rockies, and a grand entrance to an amazing city, Sandpoint, ID.

Lake Pend Oreille offered magnificent views.  I crossed a bridge, previously the longest wooden bridge in the world, to enter town.

Lake Pend Oreille:

Sticky Fingers bike shop sold me 2 more inner tubes after I had another flat on the road today, bringing the total to 4 flats.

Chris and Kathy were my hosts for tonight.  I could not have been treated better.

I ended the the day gazing out at the lake and preparing for another day tomorrow.