Saturday, July 11, 2009

Crossing the Medicine Line

Tomorrow, a small group of cyclists will leave Whitefish, Montana on a seven-day, 880 mile ride called "Crossing the Medicine Line." This ride, organized by Mike Case as part of the Longriders Collaborative will be THE TEST for my fitness exactly two months before we begin the "Ride to Remember."

Over the next seven days, we will be riding more than 100 miles per day with lots of climbing...nearly 30,000 feet in total as we cross the Continental Divide three times. Our first day takes us over the "Going-to-the-Sun Road" and one of the most scenic vistas in the entire US.

Tomorrow, we will start our 124 miles day with a 52 mile stretch uphill to the Logan Pass. We must arrive by 11 AM before the road is closed to bikes. After a fast and fun descent, we leave Glacier National Park and cross the Blackfeet Indian Reservation before crossing into Canada.

Our first night will be at the Bayshore Inn in the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. If not too exhausted, I'll post some pictures of this beautiful spot. Thanks to my home team for making this trip possible. I'll be thinking of you and our patients during the ride tomorrow!

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