This was a long day with a fair amount of climbing and some hot temperatures. We are still basically following the Clark Fork River though I think we got away from it near the end. I spent much of the day trying to get comfortable on the loaner bike (above). It’s not bad but I ache in different places than I have ached before. Most pros would tell you not to do a first ride on a new bike of this length, but I had no choice. Today’s ride was 134 miles with 5,400 feet of climbing. Next stop, Bozeman, MT. It’s a loooong state.
Note from Kathy: Jim’s still four days of riding on the loaner bike from his replacement parts, and only a week into a four week trip. The mountains still loom large. If you’re haven’t already made encouraging comments (or even if you have), today would be an excellent day to do so! Note that WordPress moderates all comments to avoid spam, so you won’t see them right away, but they will get to Jim and eventually appear!