#acaNoTier Malta to Glasgow, 71 Miles | Skeeters

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There’s a little something something for all in today’s recap. Where to begin…

Maybe with animals.

Several pronghorn antelope were spotted and if you’ve never seen a herd trot away, put that on your bucket list. Seriously. They will make you smile.

And the cattle. Usually the curious cows look up and stare until we are out of site. (Yes I ring my bike bell at them.) Today we practically had an all out stampede.

And I’m very sorry to report many more deceased birds today than snakes yesterday. I don’t mind snakes but I like birds a lot better. Sorry to see so many casualties today.

But the biggest impact today was the smallest animal – the mosquitos. They were tortuous. Apparently Saco is known as mosquito central. Who knew? As we made our way east they got worse.

Montanans kept asking how we could tolerate being outside. They told us the swarms had been know to take down a horse.

When we stopped for a drink at a convenience store and talked to a woman whose Ford pickup looked like she’d been four wheelin’ she related instead – mosquitoes. Check the vid for a visual.

Who knew? Montana. Mosquitoes.

Then there is always weather. Storm clouds skirted around us all afternoon but the heavens didn’t break open until we were safely checked into the hotel.

Some tailwinds and a bit of crosswinds for good measure kept us right near our target of 70 miles a day.

Solid shoulders with moderate rumble strips today made for good riding.

Montana drivers were alert, courteous and scant.

So much of today was just big sky and long roads. Just the way we like it!

Laundry is done. Devices charged. Maps checked and Tom discovered Spotify. Life is good.

I’d say it was an awesome day for bike ridin’.

12 thoughts on “#acaNoTier Malta to Glasgow, 71 Miles | Skeeters”

    1. The skeeters are a good incentive to get where we are going in good time. If you don’t stop they aren’t as bad. 👍🏻

      Hoping for at least fair weather today. Three more sleeps until ND! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻


  1. How are your bodies holding up? I know you’ve been able to push the limits with the marathons, but this constant daily stress on the body may be different?? Prayers for good health Debs. Hugs,

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    1. We both are feeling strong and good! It’s almost easier to keep going than take a day off. For example instead of trying to shoot for a 100 miler today and then a rest day after to recover (because of where the towns are situated, we are breaking it down into two smaller days (55 and 50 or so). We are carrying weight on heavy bikes but going slow. It’s doable. And not taking chances with food and water.

      It’s easier to keep doing something (riding, running, better eating, etc) than start and stopping – at least for us. We are getting into a habit of riding.

      Long winded answer – thank you always for your concern and love. 😍


  2. Look forward to reading your blog every day! The videos, your optimism, the people you meet along the way. All of it. Makes me feel we all have way more in common in than what divides us. Wishes for good roads, blue skies and no more mosquitos!

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    1. How very true and you stated so well “we all have way more in common in than what divides us”. Something for us to remember.😊

      Thank you for following along – the plains can get monotonous for some but keeping our antennas up for the little things makes everyday a miracle. 💓


  3. Love the music, the blog. We’ll remember the Irishnsaying as we leave today for Ireland, Scotland, and England (Wimbledon). Continually pray for your safety and the way you glorify God by living with purpose!

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