Wednesday, June 27, 2012

No shoes, no shirt, no services!


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Nødhavn!

Kom inn i en stormbyge med 50mph vind i dag!!! Måtte bare komme oss i hus så fort som mulig og havnet i en giga garasje!
Hyggelig sjåfør som fikset litt på bilen.. Traileren var 31m lang og brukte 25 liter olje ved oljeskift..

WarmShowers.com

WarmShowers.com is a site for bikers to ask other bikers for a free, warm shower and a place to pitch a tent.
We tried this for the first time at Great Falls and it was fantastic!!!!
Becky and Ron opened their house to us and we had an wonderful evening!! Thanks again All of you!



Two x David??

David got a visit in Lewistown from his 5 minute older twin brother and his wife Cindy.
They are the same size, behavior, way of talking++ I got confused more than once that evening!!
Thanks for a nice dinner and a day at a very nice hotel!




Some Bar highlights!

Some Bar highlights!!

Elgslim på flaske!


Stilig at de lager eget Elgslim øl.. Smakte faktisk ganske bra!!
Moose Drool beer!!

Lost in translation

Now Anders English is excellent but sometimes it leaves me scratching my head! For example today he asked a woman if she wanted to try his biking shorts on. She got a good laugh but quickly moved away from us. I guess he misunderstood her. We both feel a little self- conscious about having to wear Lycra biking clothes into these remote cowboy bars!
Apparently Friday night is karaoke night in Montana bars. It was quite memorable to listen to Anders sing Johnny Cash in a thick Norwegian accent.
Got to hand it to him- he's not shy and is learning a lot about American customs.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Heisann folkens, 4 uker er gått og en liten oppdatering fra the Wild Wild West er vel da på sin plass!

Gubben har det bra. Har slitt litt med forkjølelse en drøy ukes tid, men den begynner heldigvis å slippe taket. Var litt kjipt med 6-10 mil om dagen med tett nese og surklende lunger. Ellers er ben, armer og rumpa tilpasset livet på landeveien nå ser det ut til. Må fortsatt ta litt bøy og tøy mens man sykler, men det værste er unnagjort!

Sykkelen som jeg bruker er en skikkelig tung touring jævel! Surley har ekstra kraftige felger, flere eiker og dekk som tåler å kjøre gjennom glass, torner og småspiker!! Altså beregnet for langdistanse og er best tungt nedlesset. Da er den som en gammel Volvo.. Daff, treig, men trygg og stabil!

Mat å drikke underveis er ikke alltid så enkelt. Man må drikke rundt 4-6 liter vann om dagen når sola steiker som værst. Noen ekstra liter med Gatorade i sekken ser ut til å fungerer best. De smaker OK og gjør det lettere å drikke nok.
Sulten blir man ikke i varmen, men det er bare å true i seg litt mat nå og da. Ellers stopper det av seg selv i motbakkene utover dagen..
De første ukene var greie med bensinstasjoner osv. med korte mellomrom. Siste uka har derimot vært i Wasteland. Ingen butikker underveis. Da blir det å koke litt pasta, gumle litt frukt og PowerBars i diverse utgaver. Sjokolade er bare å glemme i varmen. Så det går i Kjeks/Bars med honning, sirup, mandel, peanuts. Alle smaker bæsj etter å ha blitt smeltet et par ganger, men det er bare å smile og dytte det ned..

Solkrem=Sunblock50, det er en selvfølge! Her snakker vi ikke om hvor deilig det er i sola, men om at du blir solbrent på fingertuppene hvis du glemmer å smøre det som stikker utenfor sykkelhanskene!

Rundt seks timer daglig sykling er målet. Da kommer vi vanligvis til en liten by eller tettsted med service(mat, vann og en park eller motell hvor vi kan overnatte)
Med lite vind eller medvind så er vi oppe i 70-80 miles. I motvind derimot er det tøft å klare 40-50..
Kommer nok til å øke dette litt når varmen gir seg og kondisjonen kommer på topp. 100miles må vi jo også få til en dag :)

Nå er det natta for oss her borte. Horseflies, trucks, språk og andre problemer får komme senere..

Hei så lenge,Anders

Montana

Currently in Ft. Benton and on the Missouri river again. Ft Benton was the end of the line for the river boats that came up from St. Louis. We saw some beautiful country today, passing through little towns with interesting names like Geraldine and Coffee Creek. It was nice to see Pete and Cindy. Thanks you guys.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Summer Solstice

On the longest day of the year we had our toughest day- head wind and rain- that turned into our nicest day of the ride. Thanks to Don and Carol Switzer for putting us up and showing us their land. We were truly impressed. Thanks a lot guys- it was a highlight of our trip so far. Here's a picture of the 3 amigos.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Almost there!

Dangerous to cross the highway when you are three feet long, and without legs!! ;)

A light roadkill..

A Busch Light is ok to hit!!

Smell?

We do take a shower now and then! But I guess this sign could have easily included two bikers to..

Hmm.. Left or right?

Straight forward navigation for the next miles!!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Indianere!

Artig at folk tar seg tid til å gi oss forbipasserende noen sekunders glimt av historien!
Nice work!

When I met Ham and Bacon

Just a few days ago I met Ham and Bacon! Nice guy's so I didn't tell them that I may had their dad on my plate this morning :)

Getting close to 1000 miles now!!

Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and two large maps are history! The computers are close to 1000 miles and the part of the body close to the saddle screamed for a small break after two hard days of riding. So today its a rest day in a nice Hotel! :)

Rest day will be like: Wash clothes, fixing bike, clean and oil the chain, charging phones, fix mirror, eat, eat and sleep!!!
I may have missed mentioned drink a beer or two, looking at the girls, party..(only dreaming!)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Nice day today!

Pros:
-Managed to do almost 140km today!
-Huge surf&turf dinner
-My ass is almost good as new!
-Got two cold bottles of water for free from a passing farmer!
-Possible to by fresh fruit today, 3 day since last time..
-Nice weather
-Almost no corn or soya beans fields anymore!
-Tailwind

Cons:
-So tired after that big dinner..
-They only sell light beer in US!!!!!! You maybe save a calorie, but you get big depressions instead! Also taste like shit!
-Up biking at 6 tomorrow to try to get some tailwind..
-Another 140km
-it's hot!!!!!!!!

Lite Beer Blues

Poor Anders can't find any decent beer here in the heartland of America. Some bars sell only lite beer. Bud light is the preferred can thrown out on the side of roads along the Lewis and Clark trail.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Chief Black spotted horse, Isadore "Izzy" Zephier

Chief Black spotted horse, Isadore "Izzy" Zephier kindly drove us to the Sun Dance area. He told us about the ceremonial dance that will start the 18th and continue for four days.

That was a very strong and special man! Meeting someone like him makes you feel small again. He reminded us about the important things in life. It certainly made me start thinking again about the native rights around the world, and what's really important in life..

Monday, June 11, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

A Special Haircut


We came out of a saloon and saw this barber shop across the street. The barber was asleep. His shop has been a barber shop since the 40's and everything in it was that old too. He charged Anders $5 and wouldn't accept a $1 tip. Time warp for sure.
(You may have to install Quicktime to see the video),

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Lost Again

I'm not really sure why but Anders and I manage to get lost at least once a day! And small towns are the worst. We have at least 15 "lost" miles out of our current 575 miles. In the picture of the bridge we crossed it twice , maybe even 3 times. But I've posted a picture of our new map and that should help. :)

Tornado 6 weeks ago..

Tornado 6 weeks ago..

Today's Roadkills

Today's Roadkills

My new Tattoo!

All bikers needs a tattoo!

Track My tour link

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