Can you say heat wave? It’s been 90+ every day and here in the land of sagebrush and cow pastures, there isn’t much shade! When we do find shade beside an old farm building or under a large bush we grab it and take a brief respite from the hot sun. The roads are so … Continue reading
Posted in July 2013 …
Forest Fires, Floods, and Lateral Dismounts!
The last two days have been great, though today I am exhausted! After a nice relaxing rest day in Helena, where both my bike and I got some rejuvenation, we decided to take a short day! We had a relaxing and delicious breakfast at the No Sweat Cafe and didn’t get on the road until … Continue reading
On the Divide, Even the Downhill is Uphill!
Have you ever ridden a mechanical bull? For 6 hours a day? Every day for two weeks? Neither have I but I have a good idea what it might feel like! The trails and roads we are riding are not terribly steep (think Apple Hill Road) but are as rough as they can get. I … Continue reading
2 Days, 70 Miles, Headwinds and Steep Climbs
I wrote briefly from Seeley Lake, but it got late and I ran out of time. That night we slept in 10×12 canvas tents out behind a motel, and Leslie and I shared ours with a northbounder named Tricia. She slept on her pad on the floor and was just fine, but Leslie and I … Continue reading
Grizzly Bears and Moose Drool
What an amazing few days it has been. The four of us are really living it up and having fun every moment of every day. Our pace remains relaxed, at around 40 miles per day. Our stops are strategically placed so as to leave us with just one major climb each day, and somehow every … Continue reading