We started at our favorite post office in Hammond MT and were hopeful that the biking gods would smile upon us and provide a downhill route with a slight tailwind and cool temperatures as a final send off for Jack. Unfortunately the biking gods were in a bad mood today and though the route was relatively flat, we had very difficult headwinds, 18 wheelers, rumble strips and increasing temperatures the ENTIRE RIDE. 68 miles and nearly 5 hours of grinding into the wind. It was the hardest ride of the trip so far.
There was one highlight of note however. We did pass through 3 states today!. We started in Montana, clipped the upper Northeast corner of Wyoming then finished in South Dakota. At least that is something good we can hang our hat on for today's ride. We finished by 1 pm we were ready to put the bikes on the rack and have some fun.
Tomorrow is a rest day, so sleeping in and coffee in the morning. Yes!