Cycling Advocates Ride to Pro Walk Pro Bike 2006

     
Daily Trip Log
John
 
     

from Vancouver B.C. to Madison, Wisconsin

Picture of Vancouver, BCGrouse Mountain Vancouver B.C.
Deer Lodge to Butte, MT
   
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Date: 2006-08-10
Distance: 70 Kilometres

 
     
 
   

After a nice sausage & egg breakfast, we were on the road by 8AM. We were able to use a frontage road for the first 30 KM. Then we had to go 2 miles south, thru Opportunty, then back on Hwy#1 back to I90. The rest of the way had several steep hills and we ran in to a strong headwind. The heat wa back and I was exhausted by the time we arrived in Butte. We wanted to see the old historic townsite so we has to cycle up a steep hill for several blocks. Butte is definitely not a bike friendly town. The roads are rough and there is no room for cyclists. The drivers seemed very annoyed that we were on their roads. Mostly monster pick up trucks.

I was glad to get to the hotel.