plains ranch country, with rolling hills and more
downhill than up. We were making up for all the
elevation gain we made in the last couple days.
a tandem-led train (the tandem ridden by crew-members
Doug and Susie Slack) about half-way to our lunch stop.
For those of you that are not familiar with cycling,
tandems are a little slow going uphill, but they fly
going downhill. Since much of this part of the route
were gentle downhills, Doug and Susie were able to
maintain a pace >25mph for much of the way and I just
hung on the back of their slipstream for the ride.
at a recreational area next to a wide river and a few
riders jumped in for a quick swim. Bisty the dog was
really enjoying himself. Susan cooked up some great
grilled chicken, and of course we had the requisite
cakes and pies for dessert.
I rode the last 25 or so miles into Bozeman and despite
the mild headwinds, we made pretty good time. As we rode
into Bozeman, we found a Starbucks in a Barns & Noble
and stopped for a Frappacino. This is the first
Starbucks I've been able to find so far on the tour. We
are starting to see quite a few Dairy Queen's though,
and will probably have to switch to Blizzards or
something similar for an end-of-the-ride cold treat.
into the motel around 2:30 and I'm writing this before
heading out to dinner with one of Karl's old friends that
lives in town.