Le Half-Tour de U.S. 2014 | Day 22

July 25, 2014

Wolf Point to Beach

Notes from today:

  • woke up at 6 and started the day with the continental breakfast at the hotel
  • left town around 8:15 and headed south on the 25 which then hooked up with the 13.
  • the wind was blowing from the west today which was mostly a cross wind for us this morning. Highway 13 was a nice panoply of gentle rolling hills.
  • we stopped at the Round Town Tavern for lunch and a cold beer.
  • from Circle we followed highway 200s which travels in a south east direction which meant we now had a cross wind with a very nice tail wind component. This allowed us to achieve some pretty impressive speeds.
  • about 40 KM after Circle we made a stop at a gas station in Lindsay where we enjoyed some ice tea in a giant can (this has become one of our favourite beverages on this trip)
  • the last 40 or so KM to Glendive, our intended destination for the day, went by in less than an hour due to the tail wind.
  • since the tail wind was in our favour we decided not to stay in Glendive, but to push forward another 65 KM to Beach, North Dakota.
  • within 20-ish KM of leaving Glendive, Carl got a flat.
  • about 20 KM later, I got a flat and while fixing it I noticed that the part of my rack that attaches to the rear brakes had actually broken off. I fixed the flat and, using zap straps, I McGyvered the rack to a usable state. I will need to get the rack fixed or replaced in the next big town we pass through (likely Bismarck)
  • we arrived in Beach, which is just past the "Welcome to North Dakota" sign, at around 8pm. It was a long day in the saddle and we're all fairly tired. Sleep will come easy tonight.

Comments

  • Diane St-Jean: Sorry,not Williston but could it be Glendive? Long haul if so....hoping it's not a "dive" - posted over 4 years ago
  • Frank Holdem: With the wind at our backs we decided to go further than originally planned. - posted over 4 years ago
  • patrick: What a machine!! - posted over 4 years ago
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  Wolf Point to Beach

  • 226.8km
    Distance
  • 8:10:59
    Moving Time
  • 1531.7m
    Elevation

Today's Photos

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somehow we generated all this garbage yesterday
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another nice sunny day
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Carl's first flat of the day, just a few minutes after getting started for the day
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old plane taking off
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old bridge
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lots of wheat in Montana
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Vida
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Vida
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Vida
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Vida
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lots of rolling hills on the menu today
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little town of Vida
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the cars are a little different here in Montana
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Lunch in Circle, MT
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Lunch spot in Circle
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riding on I94
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the terrain is changing as we approach North Dakota
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Carl's 2nd flat of the day, about 40 KM from Beach
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Fixing my flat and discovering that my rack has broken
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Goodbye Montana, hello North Dakota