Day 28: Saturday, June 15, 2013
Missoula #6: 3 miles
Big accomplishment today: I finished reglazing three window panes.
Bruce is the silver-haired owner of the house I'm staying at. He has a nine-year-old son, Ben, who is a real livewire. Ben is into all the usual stuff that kids of his age do; but he's also an accomplished cyclist. He has a pint-sized racing bike. (And a mountain bike.) Today, Bruce took Ben to participate in a race about 90 minutes' drive from here. For Ben's age group, it was a 12-mile course.
The first thing Ben did when he got home was to show me the medal he had won. He is now the state champion in his age group.
|Ben, bike, and medal
Tomorrow, Bruce and Ben and a few others are going to drive three hours to Glacier National Park to ride Going-to-the-Sun Road before it is opened to cars. This is probably the last weekend that will be possible. I'd love to go with them, but - darn it all - that just wouldn't be the prudent thing to do, would it?