June 29th, day 11: Mountain Home, ID to Twin Falls, ID: 97 miles, 2,350 ft ascent

Today we rode 97 miles with only 2,000 ft of climbing, although very little downhill as we have finished a fair bit higher than we started and are now at 3,500 ft in Twin Falls, Idaho. This small town has two claims to fame:

  • It boasts what was once the highest bridge in the world built in 1927 across the Snake River Canyon
  • This same canyon was the site of Evel Knievel’s ill fated but well documented attempt to jump the one mile canyon on a steam powered rocket bike in 1974 

Perrine bridge across the Snake river in Twin Falls

But aside from the bridge Alastair hasn’t had much visual stuff to describe for me today, so we just pushed on with a pretty brisk ride, getting into Twin Falls just before 1pm.

Although it’s pretty damn rural round here, good to see that the parents are just as ambitious for their kids as anywhere else:

Sign about appropriate behavior at a kid

And finally a new addition to the Rogues’ Gallery – The consultant (a.k.a. Booze Alan)