Do your knees ever feel like a rusty hinge?

As a hinge gets rusty, it becomes restricted and harder to move.  It stiffens up when it’s been sitting for too long. They creak and crack with movement. They no longer swing freely and remind you that each movement takes work. With your knee there is the deep ache of joint discomfort or sometimes the […]

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Ride C2C: Wrapping up Leg#1 – Our top lists

I had a few people ask me, a little perplexed, as to why I wasn’t still on my bike and did we already dip our tires in the Atlantic? The answer is – we “only” had 4 weeks to ride (as we will in every summer), so no, we did not ride 3,000+ miles in […]

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Ride C2C – What we fixed with Duct Tape and notes to self for next year

These are some “notes to self” for next year. Bring DUCT TAPE!  (We bought some on Day 2) Things Fixed with Duct Tape: Shnozzle air pump bag for air mattress – without duct tape we could not inflate our mattress. Bottom of Purse – from Vietnam Doug’s Bham sticker (kinda stuck) 2 Books – they […]

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Ride C2C Day 22 Choteau to the Great Escape from Great Falls

7/9/17 Day 22 Choteau to Great Falls – the End! Miles: 54. Total Miles: 1043 Depart: 6:30am – Arrive Great Falls 11:10am – Escape from Great Falls 4:00pm – Arrive White Sulphur Springs 6:30pm Beautiful sunrise and after a quick breakfast (more canned peaches & granola) and bad coffee (the water was not so good), […]

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Ride C2C Day 21 Dupuyer to Choteau

7/8/17 Day 21 Dupuyer to Choteau Miles: 34. Total Miles: 989.6 Depart: 7:00am – Arrive: 10:00am Choteau Mountain View RV & Tent After getting beat up in the heat and wind all day yesterday, we are so glad that today will be a short day and … No wind! It was a pretty chilly start…we […]

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Ride C2C Day 20 St. Mary to Dupuyer

7/7/17 Day 20. St. Mary’s Campground to Dupuyer Miles: 69.9 Total Miles: 955.6 Elevation Gain: 3386 Elevation Total: 28,956.6 Break Camp:  6:33am  Make Hotel: 5:30pm This was, by far, our hardest day yet…. It is cold this morning! 50 degrees. Up at 5am and packed quickly – had a backpacker dehydrated breakfast bag of “eggs, […]

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Ride C2C Day 19 Lake McDonald Lodge to St. Mary (Going to the Sun Road)

7/6/17. Day 19. McDonald Lake Lodge to St. Mary (Going to the Sun Road) Miles: 39.2 Total Miles: 885.7 Elevation: 3707.3 Total Elevation: 25,570.6 – but my Garmin stopped working for a few days, so this is a low estimate…. EARTHQUAKE! We awoke with a fright at 12:30am with our bed and the whole cabin […]

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Ride C2C Day 18 McDonald Lake Lodge Rest Day

7/5/17 Day 18 McDonald Lake Lodge rest day We had the luxury of sleeping in followed by a buffet breakfast at the Lodge. We hung around the lodge all day – foregoing the thought of a hike UP then DOWN (That’s just no good for my knees). Here is what we did: Buffet Breakfast in […]

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Ride C2C Day 17 Whitefish to Lake McDonald Lodge

7/4/17 Day 17 Whitefish to Lake McDonald Lodge Miles: 40.8 Total Miles: 846.5 Happy Independance Day! Yesterday, In the organic grocery store we had purchased soy & regular yogurt to go with our granola. What a treat (or so we thought). Doug said that his tasted bitter, but thought it was just the brand… We […]

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Ride C2C Day 16 Eureka to Whitefish

7/3/17. Day 16 Eureka to Whitefish Miles: 58. Total Miles:805.7 Break Camp 7:32am. Make Whitefish hotel 4:15pm It was so nice to wake up and look through the foot of our tent and see the Tobacco River flowing peacefully along. Many people thought were were nuts to bike AND camp – frankly I was a […]

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