Before, during, and hopefully after account of a Great Divide Route journey in the summer of 2010.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Day 12: Whitefish to Arnone's

Ride time: 1:49
Average: 10.7 mph
Distance: 19.65 mi

Before we left this morning, I made eggs, potatoes, ham and cheese to get us geared up before our short ride.  We're supposed to go 40 miles today, but we opted instead to break it into two days, mostly because the lactic acid in our legs is still built up!  We also saw on the map that there was a "cyclist only lodging" about halfway to Swan Lake.

We did one last load of laundry and Nate went to the Safeway to shop for food before heading out of town.  Our ride was mostly flat, but had a seriously southerly head wind.  It made for beautiful weather, so no big deal.

We found our way to Tom and Pat Arnone's house on a beautiful piece of land.  They are an incredibly charming couple in their 70s, and they host bikers all season long.  They're fun to talk with and extremely hospitable.  We pitched a tent outside among the dozen or so hummingbirds that whizzed back and forth from the feeders to their nests.
Arnone's yard

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