It was a beautiful morning with another tailwind as we left the closed city of Martinsdale to the open (hopefully) city of Lavina. We had to resupply and dump the tanks in Harlowton 27 miles down the road so our plan was to briefly rendezvous there and continue on. Jack an I were flying with an average
Following the completion of the repair I thanked Robb for saving me and during our short conversation I mentioned our evening in "closed" Martinsdale and he said "Monday is a bad day to be in Martinsdale." I thought "geez Robb you sound just like the post office lady!"
A lovely couple Robin and Darryl (two of the 7 there who heard our cross cafe conversation with Emilie) who are wheat farmers from Ryegate came over to visit and we had a wonderful conversation. I so enjoy meeting people in various places on the road.
Though we had a very successful morning, we were WAY behind schedule and the temperature was climbing fast. We made it to Ryegate for a break and drink another GALLON of liquid and you'll never guess who pulls up to the RV. CRAIG! He drove from Great Falls to meet us and retrieve his bike. Huge rally on his part to save a trip to Billings tomorrow. It was nice to see him and thank him for being a part of the journey. After unloading his bike, we started on the final 18 mile leg to Lavina in the 90 degree heat. It was brutal. Trucks, heat, little shoulder and headwind. A terrible combination.
Finally within eyesight of Lavina we stop at the Cozy Corner Bar for a beer and a discussion on our
As if all of this was not enough for one day, today marks the 1000 mile milestone for the trip and another gift from my wonderful kids. They are so