Over the last four days we managed to ride across The Great Basin. It was hot and desolate and involved long days with virtually no services or even water sources. While it was incredibly beautiful, it was also tedious, monotonous, and exhausting! We were well rested and geared up by the time we rolled out … Continue reading
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Dude Ranches, Rodeos, and the Wild Wild West
It’s been nearly a week since I last wrote from Lima, and I made the brilliant move of mailing my full journal home yesterday before typing this, so I’ll be mostly writing off the cuff! Since I last wrote I’ve passed out of Montana, through Idaho, skirted Yellowstone, crossed the Tetons, and entered Wyoming. What … Continue reading
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