Today's ride followed right angled graveled roads, and was a break from the wild deciduous forest roads (FR). The roads traversed the flats of the Flathead river and Swan Mountains. With the final destination being Bigfork which is located on Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. On route, a stop in Columbia Falls provided sustenance in the form of an avocado BLT, and even though most of the day was flat the 80 degree weather made it difficult to peddle. 2 miles out from Bigfork, with only a bike path to go, the heavens opened and the rain came down. They say if you don't like the weather in Montana, wait 5 minutes. By the time I met up with Dad the rain had stopped and there was a steep climb to the motel. Dinner consisted of a stop at the Flathead Lake Brewery (http://www.flatheadlakebrewing.com/home), with great live music and hospitality. Thank you! We tried Shaun's Elk sausages (amazing) and then headed over to The Raven for Yak meatloaf with candied bacon! This was the longest day, as far as mileage, but the muscles are getting used to the workout.