Today’s going to be a good day. Why? Because 10 is my favorite number!
I left Jefferson City at 8:30am. Because Helena is Montana’s capital (and also because they were doing construction on a bridge and there was no way I was going to cross that) I decided to go a highway route again. Only to find that they were working on that too; it was a dirt road. A kind worker told me the way wasn’t paved the rest of the way. (Note to self: I’ve really got to study the map better and plan my routes on paved roads.) Luckily that cross-section met up with Interstate 15 just down the road, and it was passed the construction, so I hopped back on it.
After Helena is uphill. Really, it was a mountain. It got hot real fast. The red rock scenery (picture on left) with a nearby creek made up for it. I rode the whole way up! (picture on right with mountain behind) Afterwards, I thought to myself, “I made it up a really big mountain. I am really proud of myself. I didn’t think I was going to make it. One pedal at a time. I think that’s how life is sometimes.” I think I’m much more prepared for the coast to coast trip. However, on that note, again, I must have a brake for that trip. Period.
I made it to Wolf Creek, Montana before 3:30pm. Good timing. I’ve noticed that I haven’t had to ride in the evening yet due to not meeting at least 50 miles a day. Tomorrow is supposed to have scattered thunderstorms, so we’ll see what happens with that tomorrow. Hopefully, it’s not a day 1 repeat!
Day 10 Stats:
Started at 8:30am in Jefferson City, MT
Ended at 3:20pm in Wolf Creek, MT
5 hours of riding
Unicycling all started when James Stanley invented a bicycle in 1866, called the Penny Farthing. It’s that big wheel with a tiny wheel behind, pretty much a unicycle in training!