Cycling Advocates Ride to Pro Walk Pro Bike 2006

Daily Trip Log

from Vancouver B.C. to Madison, Wisconsin

Picture of Vancouver, BCGrouse Mountain Vancouver B.C.
Superior to Missoula, MT
Date: 2006-09-07
Distance: 98 Kilometres


We were on the road by 8:30AM. The local state trooper showed us a paved back road to use for the first 25 km. It was scenic and quiet. Then it was back on I90. The good news was the rumble strips were now parallel to the shoulder, and shallow enough to ride across in an emergency. The road had several steep hills and it was getting a way too hot. By noon it was 95 F ! We stopped in Alberton for lunch, and another huckleberry shake in Frenchtown. By then I was totally overheated. It was like riding along with a hairdryer blowing in your face. A young local showed us a nice back road in to Missoula. By the time we reached the outskirts, I had to stop and soak my shirt and cap in cold water. After downing a bottle of cold water, we made for the motel downtown. At last a city with some bike lanes. We arrived at 4PM. After a short respite we walked around downtown and found a sushi restaurant for supper. It was not too bad either. Missoula is a university city so there were lots of coffee shops and food places. We expressed interest in an unusual bike in front of one coffee shop. Steve, the owner of the bike, said it was a Pederson bike from Denmark. 9 – speed internal hub gears. Check out the website:

Thanks for the nice visit and all the local info Steve.