Entries by Bob Kuehl

Day 10 6/13/19

Cabinet Range view point on MT 56 to Koocanusa Lodge, 61 miles, sunny 60-90’s The route today went through just one town, Libby MT. Libby was our lunch spot at the town park. The rest of the route followed highways and back roads in fairly remote areas with no services or even many residences. Only […]

Day 11 6/14/19

Koocanusa Lodge to Fortine, MT;  60 miles, sunny with scattered afternoon thundershowers, 60-70’s Today’s route followed MT State Route 37 for 40 miles along Lake Koocanusa to the town of Eureka and then on to the small town of Fortine. We are staying in Eureka. There were afternoon thundershowers in the area but they missed […]

Day 12 6/15/19

Fortine, MT to West Glacier, MT; 69 miles, sunny, brief afternoon shower, 70’s high The route today followed US Highway 93 for 30 miles or so to Whitefish, MT with one stretch of delightful side road through flattish range and farm land. 93 is a heavily traveled road but on a Saturday there was less […]

Day 13 6/16/19

West Glacier, MT to East Glacier, MT; 57 miles, mostly cloudy, 50-60’s Today’s route followed US Highway 2 over the Continental Divide at Marias Pass at 5216′. If you read yesterday’s blog post you might remember I called it easier than Logan Pass in Glacier NP. Easier turned out to be relative. While the net […]

Day 14 6/17/19

East Glacier, MT;  0 miles, partly cloudy 60’s Today was a rest day so we toured Glacier NP and did some short trail walks. Wildlife sightings included a moose and a herd of mountain sheep. We had dinner tonight in a great Mexican restaurant called Serrano’s just around the corner. We invited a young German […]

Day 15 6/18/19

East Glacier to Shelby, MT; 72 miles, sunny, tailwind, then a PM storm Today’s weather was a tale of two extremes. The ride started in fair weather with a 10-15 mph tailwind. The route will follow US RT 2 for several days. The terrain is gently rolling plains. What a contrast to the last two […]

Day 16 6/19/19

Shelby, MT to Kremlin, MT; 78 miles, partly cloudy, 50-70’s, strong tailwind Wonderful tailwind all day today, this west to east thing is working out well so far (I know sooner or later there will be headwind). The ride continued east across the plains. There are some cattle ranches but now we are seeing vast […]

Day 17 6/20/19

Kremlin, MT to Harlem, MT; 62 miles, mostly cloudy, head/tail winds, light afternoon shower, 40-50’s A cold front came through last night so cooler temperatures. Snow in the mountains so we dodged that bullet. Today’s route for the most part was FLAT along the Milk River valley. There are some trees so it actually looks […]

Day 18 6/21/19

Harlem, MT to Wagner, MT; 42 miles, rain, wind, and 40’s Today was not a great weather day. In fact it made me homesick for Rochester weather in early April. We were confronted with a good old fashioned low pressure Northeaster. Light to moderate rain at first that became heavier midday. Light wind out of […]

Day 19 6/22/19

Wagner, MT to Glasgow, MT; 80 miles, rain, NW winds 15-20 mph, 50’s The good news is there was a strong tailwind all day. The bad news is it rained almost all day and I had not one but two flats. Those little stones on wet shoulders are the problem. Plus it is past time […]