Mahlique’s Blog Post-Jul 15 SnR’s #acaLewisClark Tour of Discovery
So, we were on our way to Whitehall, MT and the ride was fantastic. Kyvon had to get in the van, again, because he broke his seat post clamp. Now, he has to stay in the van for 5 days until Rich can arrive with the part needed to fix it.
Anyway, a giant storm came out of nowhere so we decided to wait it out. We put our bikes up against a bench on the side of a store and headed for shelter. Shortly thereafter, a truck pulled up to my mom. The whole time I was thinking it was just another nice citizen telling her how cool the trip was, but boy was I wrong. According to him “(y)our kind wasn’t welcomed to stay” on his property. Maybe when he said “(y)our kind” he meant cyclists but when questioned further he looked at Ibn and Brentton and said to my mom “you know what I mean”. We left and cycled about 8 miles in the rain. By this time it was nearly passed and although it was cold it was a light rain and not a storm.
At the RV campground in Whitehall we met a guy named Justin who was pretty cool and nice. Much nicer than the man just 8 miles up the road. He let us use his grill and in return we gave him dinner. He was managing the campgrounds that night. By the way, dinner this year is great! Each night it’s something new. We had Chili-Mac which is EVERYONE’S favorite.
After dinner, Jojo, Kyvon and I decided to take a walk. We ended up helping an older man put up a fence post in his yard.
Oh, yea. I forgot to say that we were 30 miles from the Meth (methamphetamine) capital of Montana. Meth is a BIG problem up here. Justing told me you could get it from ANYONE. That is some crazy stuff.
The campsite was OK and I got some OK rest. We awoke to another wet tent. We all got up and got our tents put up really fast. I think the fastest, so far. We ate muffins for breakfast and were out and on the road before 8am. That was a first and it felt great.