Tuesday – July 1, 2014
Posted on July 03, 2014
On Sunday, June 29th, we left Butte bright and early under chilly conditions, as it was only in the 30’s when we departed. Janet, the host from church we stayed at, joined us for a portion of the ride. She guided us up the mountain pass and gave us information regarding some of the sites we saw. She was quite informative and we had a lot of fun biking with her!
Shortly, after we started our climb up the mountain pass, Dan, suffered a flat. Unfortunately, his tire was beyond repair and he was forced to ride in the support vehicle until he was able to pick up the correct tire for his wheel. Thankfully, there was no other bike problems for today.
As the day proceeded to warm up, we made good time. We were about 30 miles away from Three Forks when we realized we had missed a turn. After getting directions from friendly people, we continued on, and had to bike an extra five miles. Although we had to bike extra, the mountainous beauty made the mistake worth it.
We made it to Three Forks and to our surprise we found out the church we were going to stay at made plans for us to stay and sleep at a Motel. They also provided a scrumptious meal of spaghetti and fried chicken! We had a wonderful time visiting with all of you and can’t thank you enough for your generosity.
A bit later in the afternoon, we checked out the small town (and I mean SMALL) of Three Forks. There was not a lot going on, but the culture of rural Montana was like something you would see in a western movie. Cowboys, horses and Rodeos were the main attraction. After taking in the sites of small town America, we headed back to our rooms to get some much needed rest.