Idaho

25/05/2010 I had intended to get up at normal time this morning, bit at 05.00 this morning I lacked the resolve – knowing that I only had 60 miles to do. I was up at 06.00 and out by 07.00, feeling rested and full after one of the best free breakfasts all trip. For a…

The Adventure Cycling Association

24/05/2010 It was a mark of how tired I’ve been that I managed to sleep in until 07.00 this morning. It felt particularly good not to have to get out of bed straight away, but it lost it’s appeal fairly quickly and I decided to go for a walk and have a look around Missoula.…

Missoula

23/05/2010 I woke this morning to find the landscape under a blanket of snow. A couple of weeks ago my reaction to snow was one of exuberance and excitement at the prospect of such an exotic phenomonon. Now however the sight of it illicits an exasperated sigh at the prospect of another freezing day. After…

Another Cyclist

22/05/2010 I had a short day today, giving me a chance to rest my legs before the ride to Missoula tomorrow. It was freezing this morning, and I rode through a couple of short snow storms in the first 20 miles or so. Although the visibility was really poor, I could see the skeletons of…

3000

21/05/2010 I was really lucky with the with the weather today, it had been forcasted to rain, but I spent all day enjoying blue skies – It was cold though, not getting above about 10°. I had a steep climb up a mountian pass first thing this morning, but while steep it wasn’t too long…

Rain

20/05/2010 I was definately still in the wilderness when I set off this morning – I had to stop twice during the first 20 minutes or so to wait for bison to cross the road. Beleive it or not, they are the most lethal of all Yellowstone’s creatures, especially when protecting their young – so…

Montana

18/05/2010 I talked to the waiter last night at supper, and he told me that it was due to snow ovenight. I was releived to find that the prediction was wrong – the landscape was icy, but snow-free and that meant that I could get going. I made another early start this morning, and was…

The Tetons

18/05/2010 Another early start and another cold morning saw me pushing upwards towards the top of Togwotee pass. The climb was tough, and a headwind didn’t help matters, but at least the effort kept me warm! I am definately in bear country now – throught the day I lost count of the number of signs…

Cowboys and Indians

17/05/2010 This morning was crisp, clear and warmer than it’s been in a week – which is to say 3°. I knew I had a tough day ahead of me, and at 05.00 nothing seemed more appealing than rolling over and going back to sleep. I didn’t. Instead I packed up and hit the road,…

America’s 5th Nicest Town

16/05/2010 I really needed the day off today – I managed to sleep in past 07.00 for the first time in ages, and everything was aching. I lay in bed for a while, before wandering across to a diner for breakfast. I explored a bit of the town today – Lander was voted the 5th…