I’m in Whitefish now, a nice little town of 5000 people, after a tough but fun 55 mile ride from Polebridge. On the advice of oliver in the North Fork hostel i took a longer route through some forest – Im glad I did the lovely paths were a nice distraction from the 4 hour haul over the ridge. but is is a lovely ride down to the town. Id post pics but once again, internet access is difficult here, no web cafes to be found and wifi is poor in most places. the AT&T 3G access on my iPad is a joke – completely useless, even in town.
The weather has been cold, but the rain has mostly held off. as Ive found the hills very tough Ive changed my gearing – down to a 38t ring, hope that helps a bit! I’ve also rearranged my kit a little – bought a backpack for water – I don’t have enough capacity to carry the water Ill need on the dry stretches.