Just the Basics: It's been a complicated day. 50 miles with a surprising amount of climbing and a late start due to weather.
Within a couple of miles of East Glacier Riley's gears developed a problem and he can no longer access the lower range of gears. Later in the day he had a flat tire - we found a slit in his tire but no obvious culprit as far as the flat is concerned. There is a bike shop in Havre (about 125 miles from here) where we should be able to get some attention for his gears and hopefully a new thorn-resistant tube, possibly a new tire, too. If we need more help than they can supply, there is another bike shop in Glasgow, another 158 miles from Havre. If we need help sooner or neither place can take care of things, we will take the train back to Whitefish to the bike shop there - or something! Yikes.
There was also plenty of good riding and a nice visit to the Museum of the Plains Indians in Browning, but we're beat, so will tell about all that tomorrow.
Tomorrow: For reasons having to do with the spacing of towns in this sparsely-populated area, we expect to go only 24 miles, to Shelby.