Day 9: Butte to Bozeman, MT


Today was a good ride. A long climb for the first 20 miles to the continental divide (unfortunately not marked) and then a long but not too steep descent. I rode with a good group that kept the pace reasonable and kept my tendency to go fast on hills under control. Kathy’s helping a lot coordinating bike repairs with a bike shop in Wyoming and I confirmed that the replacement derailleur shipped! Bozeman is another university town and looks interesting, though we are staying in the outskirts in the cheap motel and fast food district. Today’s ride was 100 miles with 3,500 feet of climbing.  Thanks to Jim Miller for the photos immediately above and below this text.


^ The morning bike and breakfast scene


^ Coming into Bozeman


5 thoughts on “Day 9: Butte to Bozeman, MT

  1. Lis

    So glad to hear “Today was a good ride.” If you think about it, it’s really kinda ridiculous that you are riding a bike from Montana to Wyoming to get a different bike fixed. Who does that??? Salvie does! Keep on goin’!!


  2. Debbie Woods

    HI Jim, Just catching up on your adventure! I can not begin to imagine doing what you are doint – Kudos to you – the scenary is beautiful. Positive thoughts on the bike repairs….. You can do it! Deb


  3. Patty

    Happy to hear it was a good day and you’re enjoying the ride. Thank you to Kathy for helping with all the repairs. Lots of bikes for the morning breakfast. How many are on the trip?



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