When my kids were young, we went on a vacation with my brother Steve and his wife Hana in N. Carolina near the Smokey Mountain park. Steve announced to all of us that he found a “moderate” hike suitable for all including the 4 kids ranging from 6 to 12 years of age.
Author: Mark VanOsdol
6-25 250 Miles and Didn’t Pedal an Inch!
Thanks to Steve, I just arrived one mile from Yellowstone in Gardiner MT. My brother arrived in Missoula around 10 am at the Red Lion hotel where I was staying.. Man was I excited. It was so great to see him. After 6 weeks and somewhere around 2800 biked miles, my ride home had arrived.
6-23 Go Big Then Go Home 95 Miles
As I have mentioned, my trip is coming to an end. This is bittersweet as they say. Due to the virus, this trip did not go as planned and can’t deliver what I envisioned during the planning stages.
6-22 Going South – Headed to Yellowstone and Bro Pickup
Last night I told Jane during our nightly chat that she so looks forward to that I planned to stay in Whitefish another day. Just chill, visit bike shop, and eat ice cream.
6-20 Avalanche Sat. & Relax w/ a Bike Ride
What would you do with a day off and your camp is one mile from the entrance to Glacier National Park next to the Rockies? I know, that’s what I did as well. Go for a bike ride! Not just any bike ride but the most epic experience for that moment. Not many get the […]
6-18 Chester to Cut Bank and a Big Surprise
More like a scare. A big scare but also a big rescue. Thanks to an angel…Carol!
6-17 Havre to Chester 71 miles
After a day off, I launched west on the last push to Glacier. Glad I left early, as the wind and rain increased through the day. The first 30 miles went at a normal pace. I stopped at a small bar/restaurant in Rudyard where the owner treated me great and set me up with some […]
6-16 Havre Healing – Day off
After getting sick on my bike yesterday, dealing with construction zone hell, 2 days off in 5 weeks, it was time to take a day to recover. No riding today. Rest, plan, and recover. I stayed at the Siesta motel which is one of those places built in 1950, renovated never, and owner lives in […]
6-14 Hell on Wheels
As I left Chinook and headed west towards Havre, MT, I immediately found a construction zone 1 mile west of town. I often seen hell depicted as fire and brimstone, but I now know better. It is a Montana construction zone.
6-13 Malta to Chinook 71 Miles
In case your wondering, yes I had a headwind all day. It also rained on and off as well. Cold start to ride at 50 degrees in Malta as I left the Maltana motel.