Thursday August 15 Another 6am wake up and on the trail by 8:30. Started high speed again but then turned into a narrow two track with whoops for days. My big gal wallowed her way through and seemed to giggle along the way until the inevitable thunk of bottoming out, and thwacking the skid plate. Oof! Then we hit some long straight sections of sand for miles and miles. I fricken hate sand but sucked it up and throttled up. Bike finally became stable around 45 mph or more. Scares the crap out of me but did it and survived, barely. Then we got further into the cascade range, moving towards the west side and now it’s dirt! Yeah! Tomorrow we’ll get a chance to really check it out! Another primitive camp night! I stink! Bug spray and B.O. are not a good combination! 231 miles to go!