So I spent the whole morning doing chores I needed to do, since I didn’t get anything done yesterday. Lol
My shoes were falling apart (I’ve been using them long before I started the trail) so I sewed them back together with dental floss:
On day 2 or 3 my multi tool fell apart. The nut that holds it all together isn’t on there very well, so all the shaking and vibrations from riding loosened the nut. When I opened my top tube bag I saw a bunch of washers and pieces.
I found a pic of it on the internet and used it to reassemble.
Oh! One of the other super cool things about the Bike Retreat is that there are puppies that live here!! Well, one puppy, Lego. The owner was puppy sitting another puppy Camber, and today a 3rd puppy showed up. It was a good day!
I finally left the bike retreat around 2pm, ran some errands in town, and then headed out to ride to Glacier National Park which was very close by. At the post office, I randomly ran into one of the locals I was camping with 2 nights ago, and he ended up giving my an alternate route to get to Glacier NP that avoided the main highway! Awesome!!! 😀 my plan was to just ride the main highway into Glacier, which is kind of scary because theres tons of traffic. This new info I got about taking backroads in, was fantastic!! I was so thrilled! Thanks dude!
Here’s a pic of a cute firehouse I saw on the way there:
Another amazing thing that happened to me today was while I was sitting in this spot eating lunch (which consisted of 1/3 lbs of gummy bears).
Another touring cyclist passed by me who had just left Glacier NP, and he gave me his entry pass, as well as some camping info (cyclists and backpackers only pay $5 per person, for the tent-only site at the campground)! Cool! Thanks dude!!
After that, a pair of cyclists on an evening cruise passed by me. They were volunteers at the park, and gave me all kinda of fantastic info (there’s a free shuttle that goes across the park!). Thanks guys!! Wow, sitting at that spot really proved to be incredibly beneficial! Lol!
I didn’t arrive in Glacier NP til the evening, so I just set up camp at Apgar Campground which is right by the entrance, and figured out logistics for tomorrow. There are some really cool backpackers here at the site too. Can’t remember their names, but we had an awesome time chatting.
Gosh I’m so excited!! I can’t wait to explore Glacier NP I’ve heard so many amazing things about it!! :D. And, it’ll be nice to actually give my butt a full days rest from riding. Lol!