7/5/2019 6:25:56 AM
Day 26 of 90....Quinn dropped me off at Adventure Cycling around 1. I loaded the bags on The Azul Mule (that’s what I’ve named my bike since it’s a pack mule) and was on the saddle by 1:20. Today I rode 50 of the 64 miles on the Bitterroot Trail which runs along the Bitterroot River between the Saphire Mountains and the Bitterroot Mountains. It was a pretty ride, and also a pretty easy ride. My initial goal was to stop in Hamilton, but I reached it so fast I decided to push on to Darby. I’ve stayed in touch with Rebecca and she said she found a great Warmshowers host, Curtis Bunton. Curtis is the first Warmshowers host I’ve ever used. He was extremely hospitable and welcoming...and he shared his nice selection of mead with us. Full of knowledge about traveling by bike through these areas. The passage that kept coming to mind today was Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 “9 Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.” I’ve really enjoyed the company and the friends I’ve made and am grateful for the time we have together. I know at some point I will be riding alone, and that’s ok, but I am cherishing my newfound friends and the memories we’ve created! 64 miles and 1278 feet of climbing.