Damaris – July 15, First Day Back Cycling the #acaLewisClark Tour of Discovery. Goodbye #NatlParkService for now
Today was our first day back biking after taking a few days off to hike, visit museums and go to phenomenal National Parks. We only had a 75 mile day ride so I was pretty happy. It felt so great to finally get back on the bike again and even though I didn’t wear biking shorts I still had a blast.
Unfortunately, our ride had a few negative curves. When we were 14 miles away from our camping destination of Whitehall, MT we decided to bike 7 of it and wait out an approaching mean thunderstorm at a gas station. We arrived at the gas station and about 5 minutes later a man arrived saying that hew owns half the county, including the store, and that he doesn’t like “our kind” on his property. So, we had to leave or get the cops called on us. I was in awe to see people like that still existed and even more confused when I remembered we weren’t even in the south. We did have to leave, or chose to leave without putting up too much of a discussion and ended up biking the 8 miles in the storm.
Even though that little event occurred I kept my head up, biked the rest of the way and enjoyed an amazing dinner.