Finally, I got an earlier start. Not the earliest, but earlier than the past couple days, it seems. Good thing too, because of the scattered thunderstorms coming my way in a few hours…however, it was already raining when I started at 7:30 in Wolf Creek this morning. It kept raining for the first couple hours. Luckily it wasn’t pouring, so I didn’t get drenched like day 1. Yikes, that was.
When I made it up another part of the mountain, I was so proud of myself again. I felt really good. It was beautiful scenery too. All the sudden, the sun came out for about 10 seconds. I felt like it was God smiling at me and giving me a thumbs up. I can do this! What a tender mercy.
(This isn’t that spot, but just some of the scenery.)
I rode through a small town called Cascade to find a restroom. On my path, this lady stopped and started taking pictures of me like crazy. I said hi and she told me she’s from the local newspaper. I stopped to tell her more about my trip and gave her my business card and everything. Cool! I didn’t even contact them, and I’m getting publicity. 🙂
Great Falls came up pretty fast. I got there before 1:30pm. I’ve never finished my ride for the day that early. Nice! Especially since 10 minutes later it started raining again. Great Falls welcomed me with crazy city drivers. So busy! One cool person rolled down the window and whoever was in the passenger seat crawled out as they could and cheered me on. Can’t help but smile at that! Now I can rest for the day. Ate tons of food at Golden Corral (buffet) and three hours later I was hungry again. Haha! Only two more days of riding to get to Canada!
Day 11 Stats:
Started at 7:30am in Wolf Creek, MT
Ended at 1:20pm in Great Falls, MT
5.25 hours of riding
Just like you’ve always thought, you do have to stay focused on pedaling to stay balanced. And believe it or not, keeping going helps.