Northern Tier 2010

July 26, 2010

The Eight-Hour Workday

Filed under: Montana, Section 03 — Henry Scott @ 8:00 pm

Today was our third day in a row of headwinds, and we decided to buckle down, put in a lot of time on the saddle, and try to make decent progress despite the winds. We started in Nashua and ended up in Culbertson, via Wolf Point, for about 95 miles. Much of today’s riding was in the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. I wouldn’t usually think of that as a long ride, but with the wind holding me to an average speed under 12 mph it took a little over eight hours, and it felt very long… Another grueling day at the office šŸ™‚

I enjoyed the scenery, and the ride, but didn’t do much today other than pedal and eat — I’m looking forward to crossing over into North Dakota tomorrow.We’re camped in the city park for our fifth night in a row of free camping. For now, I’m anxious to get to bed.


1 Comment »

  1. Henry, I am thoroughly appreciating your efforts in writing these almost daily accounts! You’re (almost) alone on your journey, and I am too.. besides the folks I work with. I’ve just passed the halfway point of being without Mira and the kids, so I suppose that psychologically I’m ahead of you on this journey… What a remarkable ride you are on! What are you most looking forward to next on your journey? I forget if you plan to ride north or south of the Great Lakes. Surely that has been worthy of considerable thought. Are you and (sorry, I forget his name) your co-traveller considering any deviation from your original plan? BTW, that must be quite enjoyable to have a companion for however long that works out! Have you departed at all yet from your original course? I’m eager for you next post.

    love, -David

    Comment by David D. Scott — July 27, 2010 @ 5:41 pm

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