We expected a hilly day, and the road did not disappoint. The first summit was pretty easy, and we made the next one easier by stopping for lunch halfway up. Then down, then back up again. Even going into Truckee, the hills were what easterners might call mountains.
Beautiful clouds and perfect weather brightened the tough riding.
Around 3, we rolled up to Tam's friend Spencer's house, chatted for a few minutes with Spencer and friends, and dropped off our stuff. Errands are always easier with an unloaded bike. They're also mundane, so I won't go into detail. Enchiladas of the finest kind, made by Tam and Spencer's friend Wilson, were ready when we got back. Yum!
The next morning we made tons and tons of pancakes, a veggie pizza, and some other awesome food. We hung around the house, taking an actual rest day while researching gear and figuring out logistics for the next part of the trip.