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Bears & Gears: Day 10 – Wrapping Up the First Great Divide Brewery Trail by Bicycle Adventure

Before you jump to the comment section to complain about my poor proofreading skills, that is not a typo in the headline. We actually saw a bear on our last day of the Beers & Gears tour — a beautiful … Continue reading

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Beers & Geers: Day 9 — Along the Mighty Missouri

When we woke up in Belt this morning, it was pouring, but about 10 am when we headed over to the Harvest Moon taproom to chat with brewmaster and co-owner Stan Guedesse, it stopped raining. Whoa! There’s a change of … Continue reading

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Beers & Gears: Day 7 — In Search of Dryness

We left Whitefish this morning, but not on our bikes. Yep, it was raining again. West of the divide, “showers” apparently means rain every minute of the day. Again, we’d decided to not ride through the rain. Instead, we decided … Continue reading

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Beers & Gears: Day 8 — On the Road to Belt

We retired guys have this aggravating habit (one of many, actually) of too-commonly saying “everyday is a holiday.” Understandably, people with real jobs tend to dislike it. And I guess we might even start believing it because we tend to … Continue reading

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Beers & Gears: Day 6 — Be Kind, Call it a Rest Day

To be kind, we’ve decided to call today a rest day, even though, sort of, unbelievably, we don’t seem to need rest, even after riding 276 miles in four days. The truth is, of course, it’s another day of steady … Continue reading

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Beers & Gears: Day 5 – This Much Misery Must Always Be Followed by a Great Beer

An appropriate subtitle would be: They went anyway. It wasn’t raining when we rolled out of bed, but by the time we finished eating breakfast, it started falling kept on raining all day, all 78 miles from Missoula to Polson. … Continue reading

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Beers & Gears: Day 4 – BeerTown West Doesn’t Disappoint

When we woke up at 6 am this morning, it wasn’t raining, even though the weather forecast called for it, so we made another game-day change of plans. We’d planned a leisurely morning in Hamilton, followed by a leisurely 19-mile … Continue reading

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