August 21, 2017: Medicine Rocks State Park in eastern Montana came as a complete surprise. I don’t know what I was expecting, but it wasn’t hundreds of rock formations like this one.

June 23, 2020: We have a small grouping of rock formations in MY Town too. Unlike eastern Montana, however, big view-blockers obstruct the sunlight which results in shadowy pictures.

Hi. My name is Greg and I ride my bike a lot. That is to say, I ride my bike almost every day. I go on long rides and short rides. Sunny rides, cloudy rides, and rainy rides. I like commuting, errand-running, day-tripping, overnighting, and touring on my bike. I ride on city streets, highways, gravel, single track, and snow with equal enthusiasm. Sometimes I ride fast and sometimes I ride slow. I try to keep my feet on the pedals at stop lights and I do not dismount when I hop up on a curb. I have a roadie bike, a mountain bike and a touring bike. I try to accept any challenge a bike ride can throw at me without complaint. But I don't like bugs.

4 response to "BEFORE AND AFTER: June 23"

  1. By: The Navigator Posted: June 24, 2020

    I like all the rocks 🙂 View-blockers or not.
    I’d planned to stop at Medicine Rocks on my 2014 tour, but they were doing a really long stretch of fresh chip-seal and the project manager gave me a lift through in his truck. The park was right in the middle of it, so I couldn’t really ask to stop. Spent that night in Baker, MT – what an absolute hole of a town! The project manager also happened to be the MDOT’s bike coordinator for eastern MT and he confirmed that the general public attitude out there was that bikes should not be allowed on the roads – only bike paths.

    • By: gregblood Posted: June 24, 2020

      I remember you sending me a message about our mutual dislike of Baker, MT on my guestbook back then. We both set up our tents in that pathetic little city park, which was even scuzzier than the rest of the town. Luckily the camping was free.

  2. By: Scooter Posted: June 25, 2020

    Interesting post, but a bit confusing. Where was the feature photo shot – Montana, or YOUR town?

    • By: gregblood Posted: June 26, 2020

      Great question. After careful analysis, I determined the feature shot came from MY Town, based on the weeds, the poison ivy, and the darkness underneath a canopy of view-blockers.

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