Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Trip to the iMBC, Day 2. Towner, ND to Glasgow MT...

The first day was a good day....today, not so much. The head wind was gone, but it was replaced by a side wind, rain, heat, and road construction! The day started nice enough. With low overcast skies and coolish temps. I was headed west and the weather was coming up from the south. It looked like I'd be able to stay ahead of it.
In Minot, I stopped for a picture of the American Locomotive Co. 4-6-2.

After Minot, the truck traffic on US-2 got heavier and there was a lot of road construction. The oil boom in northwestern ND is obvious, there are oil wells everywhere. Big drill rigs too.

In Williston, I got caught in a heavy down pour. With all the road construction, my bike is a muddy mess. Five miles later the skies were clear, and the temps were climbing.

In Montana, I ran into even more road work. Near Poplar, MT the entire surface had been removed and lightly packed, wet, muddy gravel was all there was for a road.
I snapped a few picture of roadside oddities.

I stopped early at the Shady Rest RV Park in Glasgow, MT.

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