Rest day – Spokane – 5th August
Having covered over 300 miles on the bikes in our first four days of cycling, our first rest day in the city of Spokane on 5th August was well deserved! Enjoying the luxurious surrounds of The Davenport Hotel in Spokane, we took the opportunity to lie-in and rest the legs for a couple of hours.
To loosen out, the cyclists hit the local park for a bit of hurling – we each brought hurleys from Ireland to spread the gospel. It was a scorcher of a day in Spokane so we were only out hitting the ball for a hour or so, but plenty of locals enquired as to what game we were playing and how the game worked.
Meanwhile back at base the support team were busy trying to look ahead and drum up publicity in the towns we will pass through in the coming weeks.
When the cyclists returned from our puck around, Mark and Eoin jumped straight into the pool for a swim, while Will aka the Bionic Man, went out on the bike for a half hour spin to make sure his knee injury is kept stretched. Rob and Donal also took a break from the laptops and telephones to take in some sightseeing.
To round off our rest day the Team hit the Spokane nightlife – purely to spread the message of the cycle of course. Good spots for future reference are the Blue Spark and the Marquee, while Irv’s (unbeknownst to the COA Team) is the place to be if you’re not so interested in talking to people of the opposite sex! We live and learn.