I'm not fond of riding in traffic. I'm not fond of crowds. In fact I can get down right claustrophobic if I get too hemmed in by the hoards. There will be traffic and crowds, but none of that matters today. The plows have done their job and the pass is open. It was recommended to us to take Highway 2 over the mountains and ride Going to the Sun from east to west.
|Dom and Martha waiting on construction, cameras in hand.|
|Bobskoot. I don't know why, but I really like this photo of Bob.|
|Rolling once more.|
|Requisite sign photos. See? We're here. These prove it!|
|Two Medicine Lake|
|Along the highway heading towards our destination ride.|
I'm pretty sure Bob is not fond of my habit of shooting photos while riding. I've tried to be a little discreet about it, but I throw discretion out the window today. Before the day is through I will be waving my arm around shooting images to the front, the sides and over my shoulder. Most are poorly composed, but somehow that is part of their charm.
|Going to the Sun|
|Just some mountain|
|Ron and Kari|
|Snow near Logan Pass|
|The view from the "parking lot"|
|Mountain Goats, Momma and kid.|
|The kid came right down to the cars.|
|More scenery on the fly|
It wasn't long after this that Ron left us to make a run to Kalispell in search of a new rear tire. He thought he had enough tread to make it through the tour, but it was not to be. Leland Honda in Kalispell had a tire and got it on his bike that evening. Thanks Leland Honda! Great service.
Riding Going to the Sun Highway has been the highlight of my time riding. I can't think of a ride I've enjoyed more. Yeah, it was crowded and slow, but I'm ready to go back and try it again...maybe not on the opening day! I'd like to try it by bicycle too, when the construction is wrapped up.