I have just taken a new job in Great Falls, Montana. A new state and new areas to explore.
By: joealaska, 4:35 PM GMT on October 19, 2016
Weather here has been decent, with temps in the 50s. There was rain a few days ago, but now it looks dry for at least the next week. Today and especially tomorrow there will be strong winds, with gusts near 50 mph. It is Wednesday so I am off again, taking advantage of the clear weather and probably heading south for a ride.
This past weekend I went away for an overnight ride. Normally that does not make a big deal with me. If I am staying overnight ...
By: joealaska, 2:47 PM GMT on October 11, 2016
It may be Fall, but it now looks and feels like winter.
Yesterday morning there was an inch of snow and ice on the car. In mid-morning there were the biggest snowflakes I have ever seen falling down. It was around 30 degrees and the wet snow was clumping together on the way down. Big Sky = Big Flakes. It snowed off and on most of the day, but no real accumulation.
This morning it is now 25 degrees, with a high expected just above 30. It is...
By: joealaska, 6:45 PM GMT on October 01, 2016
Today is a huge Saturday for sports. In golf, The Ryder Cup is in full swing all day today, as well as Sunday. USA is slightly ahead of Europe at the moment. Then later tonight on prime time national TV is #3 Louisville visiting #5 Clemson in Death Valley. A couple weeks ago they played #2 Florida State at Louisville in what many called the BIGGEST GAME EVER for Louisville football. Louisville killed them. So tonight looms as possibly even bigger with the Card...
By: joealaska, 7:51 PM GMT on September 21, 2016
Tuesday night. It was breezy and cloudy today, but comfortable. Tomorrow I am off, and weather will determine what I do. I may try for the 4th or 5th time to get out on Eagle Falls Golf Course. It is close to Anaconda Hills Golf Course, just across The Missouri River. But every time I went there it was overwhelmed with retirees. This is not uncommon, they all flock to certain courses. I just want to play it once! If I showed up at 4 PM, it would probably be ...
By: joealaska, 2:43 PM GMT on September 16, 2016
On 911 I took a ride to see a new piece of America. The Montana Bale Trail. It is a 20 mile loop through three small towns west of Lewsitown. Windham, Utica, and Hobson. The local farms make up a display that involves bales of hay and a theme of HAY / BALE / STRAW in the title, usually as a terrible pun. Evil Knievel was from nearby Butte, Montana. One display had Evil jumping a huge stack of hay bales, with the title of E-Bale Kanie-BALE.
When I ...