Tagged: cycle Touring

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At Journey’s End: The Adventure Continues …

Port Townsend to Fisherman’s Bay, Lopez Island, Washington: (64kms) Ricki came down to the ferry to see us off to Whidby Island. From Port Townsend, it was a short trip across the bay and after we let the cars go ahead of us, we headed off in the direction of Coupeville, where we stopped for lunch at a service station....

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So We Got Out of the Kitchen

Whitefish, Montana to Seattle, Washington: (Amtrak) Unfortunately, as it was an overnight journey, we missed out on any mountain scenery in the darkness, par for the course at the moment! We awoke around dawn to find ourselves in the Columbia River Valley and still well amongst the smoke we thought we’d escaped from back in The Rockies. We wound our...

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Fortine: Unlucky for Some

Apgar Campground to Whitefish, Montana: (56kms) Still concerned by the weight we were carrying, we had decided to have one last shedding of things we wouldn’t need before we would hit the Rockies and the long climbs. The next morning we headed straight to the post office in West Glacier on our way out. Still somewhat doubting our ability to...

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On the Road to the Sun

Rising Sun Campground to Sprague Creek Campground, Glacier National Park, Montana: (56kms) In the morning we stumbled around the site getting ready, lowering the tent and loading our bikes, all the time trying not to wake anyone. It was 4.45am and it was quite cool. Just Mark and ourselves were the only ones up. Mark was ready quickly and set...

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The Rocky Mountain Way: Better than the Way We Had

Williston, North Dakota to St. Mary, Montana: (Train) We spent the majority of the morning hanging around the railway station waiting for the train. It eventually arrived nearly 3 hours late! We crammed on board after double-checking the platform staff had loaded our bikes and gear. If we had any lingering doubts about our decision to take the train, they...

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The Best Laid Plans …

Hazelton to Bismark, North Dakota: (76kms) Roger and Laura were already packed up and gone by the time I stuck my head out of the tent this morning. We looked at each other in amazement, how the hell did they do that without us hearing them?! On the edge of Hazelton we turned north onto state highway 83, it had...

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Dinosaurs on the Prairie

Marion to Gackle, North Dakota: (68kms) We walked the bikes up to the Marion Community Cafe for breakfast. There was only another couple of local guys in there, mumbling into their coffees. The waitress was really nice and told us about the dust bowl the farmers had created by knocking down their wind-breaks to gain extra room for crops. That...

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Dead Straight and Seriously Shadeless

Fargo to Enderlin, North Dakota: (95kms) Our stay in Fargo has allowed us to recharge our batteries and have our bikes checked for the long haul over to the Rockies. These rests we allow ourselves also freshen us up mentally, and it was with a feeling of renewed enthusiasm that we departed this morning, heading south down a bike path...

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Fargo with Wet Tails

Cormorant, Minnesota to Fargo, North Dakota: (72kms) We awoke this morning to steady rain. Everything was wet, the tent, the grass, the dripping trees. It was one of those mornings you’d rather just roll over and go back to sleep. There was no chance of staying however, the wind would be favourable and most of the ride today was steadily...

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The Amazing Ms Becky

Fergus Falls to Cormorant, Minnesota: (60kms) Once again Super 8 had ticked all the boxes. They’ve got great rooms, they’ve always been quiet, they’re reasonably priced, and, you get breakfast thrown in. So, with breakfast sorted earlier than usual, we doubled back and picked up the 88 heading north out of Fergus Falls. This was to avoid cycling on the...

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