im very tired. this will be concise. harmiston to pendleton; chilly and partly cloudy, gradual but looooong climbs, switchbacks, sidewinds making us pedal downhill. bummer. pendleton to el grande, this part is called cabbage hill. holy shit cabbage hill. 4,000 feet of elevation. more and more gradual but looooong climbs, more intense switchbacks, more intense everything basically. and to top it off it began to snow when we reached the crest and made our way back down. we didnt have any winds to fight on the descent but we had snow piercing our eyeballs. then we find out the only way to get in to el grande is the highway, not the state route we had been enjoying perfectly well for the past 90 miles. descending a 5 mile %5 grade with big rigs barreling by a couple feet away is pretty invigorating. it definitely makes you feel alive and awake. we just finished scarfing down 3 pizzas. and now im out. here are some pictures.

toby gummer

toby gummer

these horses ran with us for a while. then they got bored and turned around.

these horses ran with us for a while. then they got bored and turned around.

comforting greetings

comforting greetings

Ken gets down with the snow.

Ken gets down with the snow.