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Daily Trip Log
John
 
     

from Vancouver B.C. to Madison, Wisconsin

Picture of Vancouver, BCGrouse Mountain Vancouver B.C.
Mullen, ID to Superior, MT
   
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Date: 2006-08-06
Distance: Kilometres

 
  MEET ME IN MONTANA  
 
   

We were on the road by 7AM, after munching of cheese & bread for breakfast. It was only 45 F… good day for cycling over a mountain.

The Lookout Pass was not as long or as steep as the Stevens, but it still took me a while to reach the top. Then we coasted down the other side in Montana. Stopped for a coffee at the rest area. Coffee & cookies were compliments of the town of Mullen. They were set up there to advertise their community. We spent the rest of the day cycling on I90. The road shoulders were wide, but someone had the bright idea to build rumble strips right across the shoulder every 30 feet. It didn’t make for comfortable cycling. It was fairly flat so we made good time, with a stop at St Regis for some lunch and info. It was about 85 F today, so I was expired by the time we reached Superior at 3PM. We walked around town ( all 6 blocks) and had supper at Rosie’s Café. Biscuits & gravy is on evry menu in Montana, but I haven’t tried it yet. The hotel owner had lived here all his life. We sat in the lobby that evening while he helped me lan our way thru Montana. It has become apparent that we are going to have to stay close to I90 because of motel availability.