Ride time: 2:17
Average: 11.5 mph
Distance: 26.57 mi
Finally, a reasonably priced breakfast! We ate across the Hwy at Swan Valley Cafe and overheard some other local talking about waking up and finding a black bear in her backyard. After our meal, we had some baking soda beverages to help dissipate the lactic acid in our sore leg muscles. It tasted awful, but I have to say that I felt no burning in my quads on our ride today. "Put me in Coach! I've got fresh legs!"
Instead of following the route, we decided to book it down Hwy 83 to Seeley Lake--BAD IDEA. There's little to no shoulder, and it's a very busy road. We made KungPao noodles for lunch at Summit Lake, which was a scenic pull off for folks traveling on Hwy 83. We were asked a million times by tourists where we were riding to. I'm going to start making up stories about where we're going and where we've been. Kind of like Mary does to strangers she rides the ski lifts with...
We rolled into Seeley Lake around 3 PM and set up camp at Big Larch campground. It's very reasonably priced and has great big campsites (site #43 was a good pick for us). We have a bounce box waiting here, but by the time we got to to post office, it was closed--they close at 4 PM. Hmmf. We had to stop at a bank and get cash. We're finding that not many campgrounds take credit card.
Peter and Lauren from California showed up and asked to share a campsite with us. They're biking across the country to Maine. We had a feast--grilled pork chops, portabello mushrooms, onions, red peppers, and a wild rice mix. Plus, we had marshmallows, chocolate, and bananas for dessert!