Previous : Helena to Butte

Day 1 of the ride was 53 miles and took in 2 passes of the Great Divide.   It didn’t take long before I realised that it was going to be a day of riding with long climbs.

Basically, the day went like this.  Long climb, down hill, lunch, 6 mile climb with thoughts of what the hell am I doing here as my legs screamed, down hill to camp.

The scenery was breathtaking!

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We then had to tackle Fleecer Ridge.  At 43% it was too steep to ride down.  That’s a shocking admission and the photos below will try to convey the gradient,  but they fail.

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So after 5 hours of riding I arrived at the campsite.  The photo below says it all.  That’s the toilet block.  Haha!

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Had a few beers with Tom from Alaska who is riding the route with his two buddies. Really nice guy.

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Now it’s 930pm and I’m shattered.   Until tomorrow..

Day 2 – Wise River to Bannack State Campground (57 miles)

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