Sam Harney
Great Divide
Polaris, MT After several relaxing days off in Missoula, our dear friend and Jr. Ranger, Spencer had arrived. After driving directly from the bay, fresh off a tour as a bicycle guide, we were now a team of 3.

A dreamy one at that..

After dropping a couple dozen pounds off my bike before we left, rolling out of town felt like I was on a whole new machine. Everyone was looking forward to the next climb at Humbug.

Spires is just outside of Butte but we wouldn't reach it without coming across an old railroad bridge that was just begging to be climbed. This was a great warm up for the next day when we would climb the beautiful 5 pitch granite spire. With intense lightning storms surrounding us in every direction somehow we managed to get in the 4 mile approach, top out and descent barely unscathed by any sort of weather. Atop the climb offered some seriously exposed moves high above the tree line overlooking the various spires throughout the park, giving us one of the best views of trip so far.


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Gear List

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  • What was the genesis moment or inspiration for your upcoming adventure? When Blackburn took us under their wing. We were only half serious about doing the ride beforehand and would not have done it at all this year without someone to report to.Thanks guys for the inspiration!
  • What is your goal for the route? Have a better time on the road then I could have possibly had if I had stayed at home. I was having a pretty good time at home!
  • Have you traveled by bike in the past? Yes. Pacific NW, SF-Palm Springs, Trans AM, Portland-Panama
  • What do you hope to get out of this journey? A contact list full of new friends and some remarkable tan lines on my rippling thighs.

My Must Haves

  • AK-47 keychain
  • Stubbs Spicy BBQ Sauce
  • Portrait of my buddy Taylor
  • Big Buck Hunter

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