Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Click the "Create Account" button now to join.

To disable ads, please log-in.

Shop at TeamEstrogen.com for women's cycling apparel.

Results 1 to 6 of 6

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Boise Idaho
    Posts
    1,192

    Scenic Pioneer Byway - Pioneer Mountains Montana

    What a beautiful trip this is. We took 3 days to ride 120 miles. We stopped and fly fished on the Big Hole River and the Wise River. This was the first multi day trip for our DD and other than my "trying to kill her"* she enjoyed herself and now has the confidence for her solo ride to Oregon later this summer. Yes there were hills and passes and we had more head wind than tail wind but as the Bike Hermit says "you'll have this in Bike Touring". The town of Wisdom, Montana is on the Adventure Cycling transAmerica route and they've built a great day shelter in the park with camping. Woke up to a heavy frost! but no rain or snow (that happened two days later). The road through the Pioneer Mountains was lined with wild flowers, especially deep purple lupine. Traffic was traffic but we were mid-week so again the byway itself was probably quieter than a weekend. The Bike Hermit is now pedaling from Bozeman to Missoula so I will have to add more photos to my album later but here are just a few. Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20160706_105350_resized.jpg 
Views:	102 
Size:	39.4 KB 
ID:	18084Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20160708_110117_resized.jpg 
Views:	96 
Size:	88.5 KB 
ID:	18085Click image for larger version. 

Name:	katiephotoofpioneermtn.jpg 
Views:	94 
Size:	73.6 KB 
ID:	18086

    *I failed the #1 rule of letting the person behind you know you are stopping and she couldn't unclip and tipped into a bridge railing...
    Sky King
    ____________________
    Gilles Berthoud "Bernard"
    Surly ECR "Eazi"
    Empowering the Bicycle Traveler
    biketouringnews.com

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Traveling Nomad
    Posts
    6,664
    A beautiful part of the country, to be sure, Sky King! We cycled in Missoula and Billings when we visited Montana two years ago. Stunning scenery. Enjoy your trip!
    Emily

    2011 Jamis Dakar XC "Toto" - Selle Italia Ldy Gel Flow
    2007 Trek Pilot 5.0 WSD "Gloria" - Selle Italia Diva Gel Flow
    2004 Bike Friday Petite Pocket Crusoe - Selle Italia Diva Gel Flow

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    north woods of Wisconsin
    Posts
    680
    Wonderful country. I'm a western girl at heart - grew up out west - and I do get homesick at times. Thank you so much for sharing. Keep the posts coming.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Concord, MA
    Posts
    13,144
    Looks awesome, Sky King.
    2015 Trek Silque SSL
    Specialized Oura

    2011 Guru Praemio
    Specialized Oura

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    S. Dak.
    Posts
    490
    Sky King, so glad you can take advantage of the many beautiful places to ride in Montana. I remember Wisdom area for the hordes of mosquitoes. I biked as fast as my legs would carry me to Jackson which was our coldest camping night on the transamerica. Thanks, for your ride report!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Boise Idaho
    Posts
    1,192
    Still scratching We had biting black flies on the last day so the wind was welcome at times to blow them away, especially on the long climb in the mountains!
    Sky King
    ____________________
    Gilles Berthoud "Bernard"
    Surly ECR "Eazi"
    Empowering the Bicycle Traveler
    biketouringnews.com

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •