State route 71 from Brownlee Dam to Cambridge ID. Today: 30 miles. Total miles: 557. Beautiful sunny weather, blue sky, 75 degrees. Elevations: Brownlee Dam ID: 2074′ Cambridge ID: 2650′ Total ascent: 3100’ Total descent: 2800’ Max speed 35 mph

Route 71 is an amazing winding, curvy, up and down road from Brownlee Dam to Cambridge – many switchbacks, especially approaching the summit of the pass, no shoulder, little traffic. Jeanne used the tow-haul and pack brake almost all the way pulling the trailer up to meet me at the Gateway Cafe, 6 miles into today’s ride. We ended up having lunch instead of breakfast, due to the time change. Thought it was an hour earlier, when it was actually an hour later and breakfast no longer being served. So, lunch it was! Great hamburgers and milkshakes at the Gateway Cafe!

More beautiful scenery – high rolling mountainous hills along the Snake River for the first 4-5 miles, then along the East Brownlee Creek to the Summit, then along the Pine Creek almost all the way to Cambridge. Mostly farms and ranches, cattle and horses.

Cambridge is a small town of 360 people with 3 restaurants, a general store and a few other businesses and lots of young adults riding around in their “unmufflered” trucks on this Friday night!

Camped in a little bicycle park on the west side of town at the suggestion of a couple of its neighbors across the street. Has a pavillion with picnic tables and 4 electric outlets (can charge our computers), bathrooms, and a water spigot. Set up by the town for bicyclists passing through Cambridge. As it turned out, this was a noisy spot due to the large youth gathering a block away from the park with a party that went well into the early morning hours. It was suggested that we move early on Saturday morning as a Farmers Market would be taking over the bicycle park. Turns out the farmers market consisted of one vendor with a small outlay of produce.

Old Timers’ Weather Rock at the Bicycle Park

The Weather Rock

Bicycle Park in Cambridge ID

Jim with Wade Spain, Detective with Boise PD, Blake and Shelby Spain and their cute doxies!

Along the Brownlee Reservoir

Idaho’s beautiful countryside

Horse farm country

Proof that I’m really climbing all these passes!

Recent motorcycle accident on this curvy road.

Quote for the day: “Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile and a grateful heart.” Zig Ziglar

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Today is a modern-day world where most people used to sit in their offices for their regular bread and butter. Although they can earn a fair amount of money with their regular work by sitting in the big offices over the laptop and computer screens, but they definitely lose the essential aspect of life, which is Fitness to live healthy and diseases free. In that case, you need to use some special assistance with cycling, which gives you some refreshment from your regular work and allows you to get the best of health standards.

Regular exercise is all we need to get to become a fit person. That is why many doctors nowadays emphasize the use of cycle and others short of things you can do in the big gym centers. Cycling is the best way to get all the best of health standards, which allows you to move here and there without spending any money on expensive vehicles and allows you to get acceptable health standards.

Furthermore, I would like to explain some various advantages of using cycle in day-to-day life, especially in the modern-day world where most people drive their expensive cars and motorbikes that always consume so much fuel.

No fuel required to the destination

It is not that you get the best of health standards with regular cycling, but you can also read some particular destinations in your local town without any expenses. Cycle bikes are one particular vehicle that doesn’t require any particular fuel type like petrol and diesel, and you can freely use your bicycle with your power of leg.

Variety of cycles in the market

There are many cycles available in the local market sources from which you can choose any particular type to get the best fitness standards. You can buy so many expensive bicycles and offer an expensive bicycle, especially if you don’t want to spend your massive amount of money on the same sort of things.

Not only this no you can also buy some upright bicycle straight away from your home with the help of a laptop and mobile phone. All you need to do is to visit some particular shopping websites which offer bicycles at home with massive discounts.

However, it would help if you had a good internet speed at your home to explore so many kinds of things for the same product as a bicycle. Due to the large variety of bicycles over the online services, you may need to explore so many kinds of things with smart gadgets, which should have a good speed of the internet to search plenty of items from your home without any extra buffering.


It would help if you also met some professionals who regularly ride bicycles for their careers. It will help you get particular information about the available bicycles in the market right now and ride the bicycle with much perfection without facing any difficulty on the way of your journey.

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