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.
Billings to Hardin, MT
Date: 2006-08-14


We thought it was going to be a short ride so we rode back 5 miles to check out the local bike shop and pick up another patch kit. We decided to take the old highway for awhile. After a long steep climb, the road just ended. Rather than go back down, we unloaded our bikes and lifted them over the freeway fence. The road was continually uphill and the afternoon was hot ( 93 F ). We ran out of water and there was nothing but rolling hill. We were gratified to see a rest area. The only problem was there was no drinking water there. A young couple gave us a bottle of water, but the rest of the trip was hot & dry, with still more hills. We were both exhausted when we got to Hardin. Time for DQ ice cream! The short day was about 70Km in the heat.