Monday, August 8, 2011

Day 10: Billings - Miles City

The last day before our restday was supposed to be a tough day. We had to cross 150 miles on this day. The track was pretty easy, only in the beginning and in the end we had some serious hill climbing, in between there was a lot of flat terrain. That allowed us to cross these miles pretty easy. We averaged about 20 miles per hour on this day which is the fastest during the whole trip. I recently read that incects could provide a serious souce of food for the future. Looking at the amount of grasshopper we met during this day I certainly believe so. In the fast decents it was like a constant "plopping" of grasshoppers against the CIBERQuest, and ofcourse against my sunglasses, T-shirts, legs and so on. People along the road promised us that it would only become worst when we would move further east... something to look out for.
During the lunchbreak the restaurant servant allowed me to take their icewater in my camelback (this is an isolated back of water that can hold about 1 gallon of water which I can drink from a tube). I was so thankfull for that because I could sip from that great cold water for the rest of the road. That felt so good during the enormous heat in the afternoon.


  1. Hey Machiel, you look very determined on the picture above! How are things going? Still going strong? I always look on street view in google maps to see what the towns are like you guys are cycling through. There seems to be a whole lot of nothing a lot of times. Isn't very lonely cycling on your own all day? Anyway we wish you all the best!!!

    Joost & Remke

  2. Great adventure, you go, jongen :)) miss you bunches back in NL but cross the fingers for KIKA and Ciberquest xx

  3. Hallo Machiel, well finaly we met, only we passed by about 11K altitude overhead the Billings nav. beacon at the time you arrived at the campsite which was weel prepared again by your 'dreamteam'. Together with Ellie I had a 4 days stay in SFO on the return flight we crossed your trail. Well you made the first half, so the second part is 'peanuts'. Kika is proud of you guys and girls.
    Ellie & Ron

  4. He Topper,

    Heb met plezier je blog bij gelezen nu we terug zijn van vakantie. Wat een geweldige prestatie maar ook wat een onvergetelijk avontuur! Echt fantastisch en zeker voor zo'n goed doel. Als ik naar je foto kijk straalt de inspanning er vanaf maar ken je langer als vandaag en weet zeker dat je het gaat redden. Good luck, all the best & take care of yourself


  5. Hey guys,

    Sorry beetje late reactie van mijn kant. De tijd die overblijft naast al dat fietsen is minimaal en er is ook heel weinig WIFI op de campings. Ik probeer wel regelmatig twitter updates te sturen. Bedankt voor jullie reacties!!