Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mother/son reunion!

Back at port Columbus!

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Watching the tour at "The Scoop"

Patrick, center, runs this cafe where friends come to watch the Tour early in the morning.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Our hosts in Spokane

Are a lot of fun!

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Washington

Our last state!

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Red Cedar Wax Wing

Found dead on the road.

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Riding from Idaho to Spokane, WA on a cool day.

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Me and my aluminum steed

ready for the last days ride into Spokane.

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Ice Cream Sundaes

at Paula's

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Jake hangs with Lance

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Shuffleboard

At Eckarts. The garlic fries were great.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Paula, Fin, Peik, Kjetil

are blast! They took us up to Schweitzer Ski Mountain. Thanks!

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Weedeater man

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Tractor Randy!

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We spent the night Standpoint I'

At Paula's. She wad do sweet to us. We mowed her grass the next morning.

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Into Idaho

Only 55 only miles across!

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Jake & I

Donned trunks, Randy his birthday suit!

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Time for a dip

It was HOT, and the water cold, but it felt SO nice!

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More x- country riders

We met two more crossing west to east, and Warren again.

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Another food stop

on US 200.

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New Hampshire Couple

These two we met at "The Halfway House", a little place near Bull lake.

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On the swinging bridge

Yes - it does swing. it is just boards fastened to two cables for a base. Fun!

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

The swinging bridge over linking the falls.

It really did swing - fun!

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Warren the motor biker

Warren is touring the entire parameter of the US a mountain bike with a little 60cc motor and a trailer.

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More of the falls

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The falls at Kootnikai

Were spectacular. A series of cataracts.

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Keith & Jan

Were wonderful hosts. The made us a great breakfast including 7 grain hot cereal - yum!

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Dinner in Libby

Our hosts served a great spaghetti dinner! Thanks!

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Warm showers at Lobby.

After .97 miles of heat, this was welcome.

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Lots of trains along the route.

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It was hot!

So we took a little dip in the cold, cold river water. Wonderful!

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The ride to Lobby, MT

was premo! We descended for 17 miles in a on along a gurgling mountain stream. There was no traffic, and nothing bur perfect scenery

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With Sue

Thanks for a wonderful stay Sue.

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In Sue's kitchen.

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Kalispell

We pulled into Kalispell, MT on Thursday. Sue, the secretary of the local Nazarene church, let us set up camp in her back yard!

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Kelispell

On Thursday we pulled into Kelispell, MT. Sue, the secretary of if the local Nazarene church. Sue graciously opened j

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Descending from Logan Pass

videoHere I recorded part of the descent of Logan Pass, you can see Jake ahead of me! A beautiful descent.

Goat Family


We saw these beautiful mountain goats on Logan Pass in Glacier. There were two adults and a child.

Mountain Bluebells


A better picture of the bluebells growing on the mountain side in Glacier Park.

Grizzly


We saw 3 near Waterton in Alberta. You DON'T get near these guys! This one must have weighted 900 pounds.

Rodeo


Wow - these guys can really ride! Ennis was a real western town. This was on the 4th of July.

Pine Trees


Are everywhere in the mountains. A beetle has been distroying many, unfortunately. Here in a closeup with morning dew on the needles.

The Red Rocks


of Wyoming were pervasive, and magnificent. Their shear size overwhelming, and the colors and textures beautiful!

Wild Horses


A local told us about these wild horses, who roamed the plains freely. Such graceful animals!

rattlesnake!


We saw this live rattlesnake by the road, after riding just a few feet from it! It coiled to strike, and we stayed safely out of range!