6over60 Team Pic

6over60 Team Pic
6 Over 60 Team, from left to right, Darryl, Dale, Ed, Pat, Tom, Jim, Dave

Friday, June 28, 2013

Day 9 Fruitland ID to Meridian ID (near Boise) 60 miles 2000' climbing

Even though this was the easiest route so far, we were all very tired when we arrived at the Meridian KOA RV Park. Temperature hit 100+ today.  Meridian KAO generously provided us a great spot for 2 nights free of charge.   Tom, Pat, Ed, Dave set up tents on the lawn at the site. Not having learned our lesson at a previous RV park, we forgot to ask manager to shut off sprinkler system. 11 PM sprinklers go off and it is a mad dash to drag tents etc out into street!

Leaving Fruitland we got lost for 7 miles before we met Darby, out for a ride while on summer break (  she is assistant principal at Ontario OR HS) who road with us and got us back on track.

We cycled through Idaho farmland, one farm had a herd of buffalo as an added attraction

Jeff Middlemas, who works at the VA hospital in Boise, visited us. He is a cyclist and works par time at Ken's Bicycle Warehouse arranged for the store to check over all our bicycles.

Jeff is also going to have a van pick us up at 12:30, take us to the VA hospital where we will visit with vets.  He has also arranged with some vet friends to take Dave fishing.  

When we leave on Saturday, we are going to participate in a Boise Veterans appreciation event.

Pictures will follow. Also, remember to view our photo albums on the photo tab.


  1. Enjoying the photos and good reports. Keep up the good work!

  2. Tom, It looks like you guys are being treated nice, and you are eating well. Did you have a buffalo burger with your elk spaghetti? The pictures are great. It's enjoyable following you. Keep on truckin, and hopefully the GPS in your trail vehicle keeps you on course. Good job so far. The Destroyer

  3. This old technology challenged guy has been trying to figure out how to post a blog. Think I've finally figured it out. Anyway, Sue and I are enjoying the pictures and dialogue. The hospitality you've received has been great. Third times the charm on the sprinklers and that Huckleberry Cafe looks a great place! Web, Kelly will have here ipad with her next week so we can track you in Avalon. You'll be missed!

  4. I love hearing all of the stories of people opening their homes to you, and bringing you in for meals and lodging. How wonderful to hear of their hospitality and generosity. My prayer for all of you since you left, and will continue to be as you ride, is from Colossians 4:6 - "Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone." Along your ride, you will continue to meet people, hospitable, and some not so generous and hospitable, and my prayer will be that you all remember that your words and actions represent our great Lord, who many of these people do not know. Think of the impact you can have all the way across the country, just with the words that you use!
    Love the reports...keep them coming!