Quote of the Day:
Sonia, after riding for an entire day in the rain and 40 degree temperatures: "They say hell is hot. I think hell is rainy and cold and I think this is it!
2nd Quote of the Day: After riding for a second full day in the cold and rain, Alison was trying to cheer up Sonia and Gus. "I'm so proud of you guys. I don't know many kids who would do this." Sonia's reply: "I don't know many kids who would want to do this!"
Even with all of the rain gear (coats, gloves, booties, etc.) there seems to be no way to keep all of the water out...especially when you ride for two straight days in it. Today, on the road from Troy to Libby, the sun finally came out enough for us to see our shadows. Gus and I gave a loud whoop from the bikes. Now, if we can just stay dry for a couple of days.
Last night we stayed in a Yurt in Troy. Since we were cold and wet we were all very thankful that it had a heater! Troy even had a laundromat where we could wash, but more importantly dry, our clothes. As I write this from the library in Libby, we are about to get back on the bikes and head to our next camping spot about 23 miles from here. Tomorrow we hope to be in Eureka and get a hotel and showers (which we all desperately need!).
The bottom bracket on my bike continues to make a lot of noise. We hope to get it replaced in Whitefish on Friday. It won't make it much longer. If anyone out there can get their hands on a 68x122 square taper sealed bottom bracket and can overnight it to us in Whitefish, let me know! The store there hopes they can get one but it didn't sound too promising. I'll keep you posted. Time to get back on the bikes!
Sorry, no pictures today. We keep crashing the computer when we plug in the camera!