Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Whitefish to Eureka - day 36

Total miles biked today is 59 - blue skies with windy conditions in the afternoon (fortunately we were done biking our 59 miles before the wind picked up)

We left Whitefish at 5:10AM this morning and headed to Eureka. We had approx a 20 minute climb out of Whitefish but after that it was more rolling hills the majority of the way to Eureka. Once again we are in a remote area with no places to stop for the first 35 miles.

We arrived in Eureka around 11:00AM and stopped at Jax Cafe for a delicious breakfast. We then checked into our hotel and will spend the rest of the day relaxing. There is a Woman's Bicycle tour group (25 gals ranging in age from 45 to 72) at the hotel tonight. They are biking from Anacortes, Washington to Fargo, ND. I am sure we will be visiting with them this afternoon.

We are only 8 miles from the Canadian border and within 100 miles from Idaho. It seems like we have been riding in Montana for a long time.

Our bike should be good to go now and hopefully we won't have any additional problems. We only have about 600 miles to go and in the overall view of things we have already biked 2200 miles so 600 miles is really nothing. However, we have one huge hurdle to get over and that's called the Cascade Mountains in Washington. We will be biking over 5 mountain passes before we get to Anacortes so the next 600 miles should be interesting and probably a little slower going that we have been doing.

Happy trails - yes, life is good!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the photo updates. Beautiful pictures. I particularly like the ones over the handle bars. Makes me feel like I am right there on the Screamer.

    Take your time in the high country and grab a room early in the day if you get the chance.

    You guys are doin a great job!

    Have fun and Stay safe...Bill