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07/06  Something good comes of the rain
07/07  "Do not feed the prairie dogs"
07/08  Biking with bison
07/10  Yellowstone River Valley
07/11  A scarcity of roads
07/15  Tongue River Road
07/16  Reservations
07/17  A short unremarkable day
07/21  "I'm done when I'm done"
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A scarcity of roads

2010-07-11

It rained off and on this morning. Fortunately I never received the full blast that could be seen falling in other areas.

Roads are getting harder to come by. At one point I had no choice but to bring my bike onto Interstate 94 for 10 miles. As far as I know this is legal here. I'm glad it was a Sunday morning. The shoulder of the Interstate is actually quite wide and smooth. I suppose it's probably much safer than the average side road where cars pass with inches to spare at roughly the same speed. But it's not fun.

When back on normal roads there were a number of historical markers. These are always interesting and informative. For instance, did you know that the prairie grass was adapted to being fed on by millions of buffalo, and after we wiped out the buffalo the cattle that took their place actually help the grass rather than hurt it? Or at least the propaganda was convincing.

I ended the day early in Miles City (which apparently holds the world record for alcohol consumed per capita over a single weekend back in 1994). It would have been nice to keep going, but the next civilization along my planned route is a couple of days off and (as usual) I need to be working.

I'm up to 2400 miles. I was asked for a map and so I am posting it. From it you should be able to appreciate my inability to go in a straight line.

good morning Montana


where the Powder River (in trees) meets the Yellowstone River


mule deer doe and fawn


I have no idea what this is


biked 24 miles so far

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