June 20, 2005
Ah, Montana. Ah, tons of mountain biking, camping next to rivers and waking up with frost all over my sleeping bag, drinking cheap beer in pretty much all of the bars in town, making new friends and sitting on a couch right next to a stream near their house and listening to Mikey play guitar at night, and eating tons of boca burgers.
We arrived friday night, and owen, who unfortunately couldn't get away from work to make it up, provided us with the number of an old high school friend of his. We met up with Derek and had a few beers, then went and saw the new batman. i was so excited for it, the previews made it look gothic and dark, but it was chock full of crappy, trite dialogue and too many explosions. the next day we rode a good canyon trail, and then yesterday we rode two more. all the trails here are steep uphills followed by very fast decents down the same trails, the whole out and back system. i usually prefer loops, but the decents are making better, though battered and bruised riders out of us.
Montana reminds me in a way of Alaska, though i am hesitant to say so, since they seem mighty prideful of their state up here. It has that same feeling of crisp fresh air, huge skies, mountains surrounding everything, giant trucks everywhere, and very friendly people. Mikey and i were talking about how nice it would be to live up here, very outdoorsy lifestyles abound, but then we heard about the negative 20 degrees months in the winter and that idea fizzled. the summers are very good though, i'm sure i'll be back.
next stop: Moscow, Idaho, and then on to visit drew.
on a surprising note, i have developed a pronounced drawl, and can find no way of getting rid of it. you could say i'm going through with-drawl. hehe.
(this place really makes me miss Alaska, i had to say it)
Posted by bendan at June 20, 2005 12:40 PM
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