Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Day 9... Still in Montana.

This morning, I knew it was going to be hot. It was 75 degrees when I pulled out of the Mustang Motel in Townsend. I followed 12 and diverted around White Sulphur Springs. There was a lot of road construction on US-12.I rode 30 miles of ripped up roadway. I will have to be checking the fork seals after that! I also had a bad head wind and high heat to contend with. I wanted to ride to Bismark, ND, but I had to stop in Glendive, MT, there was a huge storm cloud ahead of me. The weather radio was talking about Quarter sized hail and lots of lightning. I checked out the free camping at the City park, but the lot was mud and the place had 2 large groups of teens. I found an RV park and paid my $15.00 to camp.

The day was not a total bust. I had a little excitement on 12. A rancher was moving a large herd of cattle down the highway. They were on 4 wheelers and had dogs helping.

I was a little intimidated by thr number of cows. Luckily, a pick up truck came up behind me and then got in front of me to divert the cows. That worked great.
I snapped a picture of the dinosaur in the city park in Glendive.

These last 2 wont mean anything to anyone but Nancy......


Got to go, running low on battery. I hope Wednesday goes better.

11 comments:

  1. Very kind of the truck driver to provide some shelter from the cows. I would have been gotten a tad bit nervous myself with the cattle roaming around.

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    1. Not growing up on a farm, I was a little nervous about being surrounded by bovines!

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  2. awwwwwwww. That's so sweet! I can't wait till you get home!

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  3. Damn wind. Hope you manage to dodge the storms tomorrow and it isn't as hot.

    Nice dinosaur, it looks like you can ride right under his belly and tickle him on the way through.

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    1. I managed to miss all the rain. The temps in MN were very nice. It made for good riding weather.

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  4. Are the mile signs where you and the missus copulated on the roadside in the car in your courting days? Special memories.....or could it just be where you broke down or had a flat tire?

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    1. hehehe... No, it was nothing like that. Those are our badge numbers from back in the days of working as a Deputy Sheriff (me) and a Correctional Deputy (Nancy).

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  5. Erik - we are ridge running around a huge high pressure area making for continual storm warnings en route (but my part of Montana is cold today) further south so hot they've cancelled road work in some places.

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  6. I get it - Remember I am a highly trained investigator. Stay safe...

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    1. I thought you might figure it out!

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