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North America » United States » Montana » Bigfork September 27th 2014

So, the big race today, the Huckleberry 100 was 4 races in one. There was the big 100, a fifty miler, and a twenty five miler that I planned for. But after a wrong turn, and volunteers who did not know the route, I took a wrong turn, and ended up cycling from Kalispell to Bigfork, where we are staying. It ended up close to forty miles, if not more. So, in good humor, I finished FIRST my own little race, and called it the Bigfork 40. There were a few others who got trapped into this route as well, but they finished well behind me. So, to reward myself, I am going to have a Roederer Estate brut rose' in honor of my big first race win. You are welcome to join the party here ... read more

North America » United States » Montana » Bigfork September 21st 2014

Rock must mean rock music, but chalk? Most of us have not seen or touched chalk since junior high. But put them together for Bigfork's annual Chalk 'n Rock Festival on the streets of Bigfork, Saturday and Sunday. This is a performance art event consisting of chalk art drawn on the streets (one mainly, about two blocks long) of Bigfork. In the background or foreground, depending on where you are standing or sitting, some good old Montana rock music will be performed alongside. Saturday, the art projects will be in full swing, and Sunday will be the final results and judging. The main street in Bigfork is appropriately called Electric Avenue. This festival is consistent with Bigfork's reputation as the friendliest and most artistic small town west of the Rockies. Even kids will be given a ... read more

North America » United States » Montana » Bigfork August 15th 2013

Heute ist ein "border crossing day", immer etwas Besonderes (wenn auch nicht so aufregend, wie Russland oder China). Wetter strahlend schoen, trotz Gewitter am Abend vorher. Die Canadier wollten gar nichts von uns, die Amis stellten viele Fragen - was bedeutet 3-11 auf meinem Nummernschild (so lange ist Berta in Deutschland versichert), warum habe ich einen Fuchsschwanz am Motorrad, woher, wohin... Ich war direkt froh, dass die Gruppe auf mich gewartet hat, ich hab mir schon vorgestellt, wie die noch schnell ein Foto machen, wie ich in Handschellen abgefuerht werde und von da ab nichts mehr von mir zu sehen und hoeren ist.... Dann Montana - die Vorberge der Rockies und dann rein in die Rockies - traumhafte Kurven, wenn man sie knapp doppelt so schnell faehrt, wie die Geschwindigkeitsbeschraenkung ist, dann macht das richtig Spass. ... read more

North America » United States » Montana » Bigfork August 11th 2010

Today we were heading for Glacier National Park which is about 1 ½ hours north from Bigfork. Unfortunately Dad was still unwell so he decides to stay home and rest so Karen came with us for the day. We left after brekkie and up the Highway and in the distant you could see the ranges they were very impressive. We arrived at the rangers station and payed for our permit into the park and made our way along a narrow and windy road for about 45mins. The view was just awesome we soon made our way up the mountains were the road dug into the rock and the other side was a steep drop. We stopped a few times on the way up to take in the view and a few pic’s. This time of year ... read more
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North America » United States » Montana » Bigfork August 7th 2010

Today Dad and Karen were arriving here and Jake and I went into Whitefish to pick them up from the train station. We got there a bit early and the train was late so we went and found a Starbucks and chilled out for a while. The train pulled up just after 8 am and we met Dad and Karen as they got off. They had got the overnight train from Portland and had a great time looking at all the sights. We soon headed back to Bigfork and dropped all their gear off at our cabin and had a cupper and a chat. The girls were happy to see them and were telling them what they had been up to. Dad and Karen soon got settled and we headed down to the house to say ... read more
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North America » United States » Montana » Bigfork August 6th 2010

Today we were heading towards Bigfork and it was going to take about 4 ½ hours so we had brekkie in the hotel first. We had to get some dresses for the girls as Jake and Jen asked them to be flower girls for the wedding. So we went to Spokane Valley mall and got some nice outfits for them and some shoes. On our travels we crossed into Idaho State which we travelled for about an hour. Then we crossed over into Montana which took us over the Coeur D’Alene Mountains which were huge. We soon headed on to Bigfork and the road was really good until we hit the river. Most of the bridges are being worked on at the moment and the road works slowed us down a little. We soon exited the ... read more
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North America » United States » Montana » Bigfork August 6th 2010

Today we were heading down to Jens mum and dad’s house for breakfast and to start sorting out a few things for the wedding. We had waffles and jam and they were yummy. Margaret Jen and Aya and Abby went into Kalispell which is about 45mins north to get some stuff for the wedding and the week ahead so it was good for the girls to get out and about for a while. We soon headed down to the lake for the girls to have a swim and to play on the rocks. On Friday were having a bonfire on the beach so we collected drift wood from the lakes edged. We made a small fire and made a big pile of wood to burn which was getting bigger by the minute. There is so much ... read more
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North America » United States » Montana » Bigfork August 4th 2010

Today we were heading towards Seattle so we had brekkie at our hotel and headed around the Olympic Mountains. The weather a bit drizzle but it was good to see some rain. As we were driving along a Deer ran across in front of the car was really cool to see. It was so fast we couldn’t even get a photo of it. Some of the drive took us along the coast were there was a lot of camping spots were there was a lot of people camped out. We soon stopped off in Forks and for all you Twilight fans it was really full on. We went into a few shops and were blown away by how much stuff there was. This town is what the books based around and it’s done wonders for the ... read more
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North America » United States » Montana » Bigfork August 4th 2010

Today we got up and got the bags in the car and headed to the markets that we saw last night on the T.V. We soon found the markets and headed in to have a look at all the stalls. There were all sorts of nick knacks and food stalls and cloths just the normal market stuff. Abby and the girls got some fresh juicy red cherries and some pop corn. I got a print of Led Zeppelin on a record which was cool. We soon found the street cart it was very busy the name of it was called Maxinus Minimus it was shaped like a pig. I waited in line and order a BBQ pulled pork sandwich and a homemade ginger-lemonade. The sandwich was awesome the flavours were yummy I can see why it ... read more
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