Would you be surprised if we told you we’ve had some more windy and flat days? This weekend was no break for us – the boys biked just a little over 70 miles each day, with combinations of winds, climbs, and the same. scenery. over. and. over.
On Saturday (day 19) we stopped to have lunch in Circle, where they were having their town festival with a car show that the boys loved. Finishing the ride in Glendive, we met a fellow biker, Brent Hulme, who we ended up sharing dinner with. We had a great time hearing his stories on the road; he is carrying everything on his bike, so a little different experience from ours!
On Sunday (day 20) we crossed into our 4th state – North Dakota! Riding the full day on the interstate, we had another (yet minor) episode of SAG car & bikers separation anxiety. With construction on the interstate, the girls were forced to drive ahead while the boys rode through the construction zone. The boys crossed over to the access road that randomly and abruptly ended, forcing them to hike back up to the highway carrying the bikes on their shoulders. With no cell service, the girls decided to turn back around and had their own dead ends too (with skunks) and eventually found the boys, demanding that walkie-talkies were added to that night’s shopping list!
We ended the day just West of Dickinson, and are staying in Dickinson for two nights. To wrap up the weekend, we had a yummy steak dinner at The Crossing before calling it an early night!