16-06-02 Day 67 Missoula – Mark Trail Bikes
Biking the TransAm 2016 Blog
2 Wheels, 6 Months, 1 Adventure
It was a short ride into town so I stopped at McDees to charge up and wait for the Bike shop to open. Maya my bike angel from Berea, KY introduced me to Laurie, a 2015 Trans Am biker living in Missoula… Who introduced me to Mike at the Bike Hanger.
The first stop, Adventure Cycling Organization to pick up my new tires and cassett. Jeff gave me a welcoming tour and introduced me to the staff…. Wow…
Mike did the tune up in a jiff and then biked over to Harvest Bakery to meet Laurie and get my hair cut at Dan’s Barbour Shop.
Laurie was so attentive knowing what it’s like being on the road…. Thank You!!!
Back to Adventure Cycling to sign up for a life membership, buy some gifts, and look into the possibility of becoming a tour guide… What am I going to be when I grow up?
I met Karen while she was road walking/backpacking to Big Hole Pass . Her goal is to hike the length of Montana her way… WOW… Another hiker with passion … She invited me to stay with her and Paul while in Missoula… SO NICE… I pedaled the eight miles to their home and met Paul as I rode into their driveway… “Ready for a beer?” Again and Again. so welcoming….
Karen made dinner and Paul and I went to pick up Laurie.. Hiking, Biking stories entertained us while we shared the evening..
What a DAY!!
Florence, MT to Missoula, Mt
Jeanne Nicholson Siler said:
No need to say or add much to these stories now. You’re riding with so many old memories and new friends (and even traveling with Lewis and Clark!) the momentum is carrying us along as if we’re riding on the handlebars, catching the same wind in our own eyes and ears…
Thanks Jeanne… So nice you you to ride along.. A long way from home….