Day 12-Bozeman

Monday, June 22, 2009

Today was our first true century (we actually did over 100 miles this time) from Butte to Bozeman. The day started off great with an early wake up and a goal of ~65 miles by 11. We had a tough climb to begin the day, our first time crossing the continental divide; one of many for this trip. The ride today was the most scenic ride we've had so far, we rode along a river for a good bit of the ride and the were taken aback by the scenery.

Our climb early this morning

An amazing view

Along the river (representing school spirit)

The guys taking in the view

My paceline was moving right along at about 58 miles when we hit the worst head wind I've ever experienced. Our pace was drastically slowed and it took us about an hour to make it to lunch ~68 miles into our ride. We all huddled in the vans while we ate lunch and then took a valley that sheltered us from the wind for the rest of the way.

107 Miles!

We arrived at our lodging and quickly ran errands to the bike shop and Walmart before our friendship visit at six. The team met with Eagle Mount an organization that teaches people with disabilities to ski, ride horses, and hand cycle. I had a chance to try out a hand cycle and man was it tough work, my arms are sore from the short ride.


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