Dillon,Mt. – day 71

I am really sorry that I didn’t spend some time in Ennis. It had a really touristy downtown with lots of shops for everyone. Alas, I didn’t stop as I had cooking duties, and the KOA was 2 miles out of town. We were up early and took Montana Rt. 287 leaving US Rt. 287 to start climbing 2,000 feet in the first 12 miles, ugggg!

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Our first stop was Virginia City. Another cute very small touristy main street. We couldn’t find a coffee or bakery at 10:30 Sunday morning.

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We found a very busy cafe in Nevada City and we sat at counter seats for our 2nd breakfast at a very hard 15 mile mark. Averaging only 6.5 MPH by then…. Did I say uggggh! before?
The rest of the day was much easier but we were so sweaty and tired it took a while to dry out, and the sprinkles on the mountain top really gave us a chill as we came down hill.

Later, if you check back, I’ll have pictures of a cattle drive that was taking place in the middle of the road as we were descending into Virginia City. At the pass, we encountered a truck with lights flashing and blocking the road. We started down the road and came upon hundreds of cattle walking up the hill. I was focused on riding the bike and didn’t take pictures, but Jan and Henk are forwarding some they took.
After a 70 mile day, my ending avg MPH was 11.6, and that is OK. There was little wind and the temps was barely into the 80’s later in the day.

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The fellow that runs the Dillon KOA is a bit intolerant of hippies especially with the Rainbow tribe.20130714-181153.jpg
I am counting the days till our trip is over, and let me say it is less than 3 weeks.

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