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Day 136  🌎 41 miles - Overland Scooter

Day 136  🌎 41 miles

Daily Summary:
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Three Forks KOA to Bozeman Trails CG

Odometer:  5,108 – 5,149
Average Speed: 17.0 mph
Climb: 1128 ft. — Descend:  515 ft.
67° F : Wind Variable 10-20 mph.

Battery Performance:
Note:  All charging and range data after the World Record Day will be published in Excel format at a later date.

—  136 —

Upon leaving the Three Forks KOA, I had very mixed feelings.

I was happy that Tom had retired to fish and live in the house by the river that he had purchased in 1991, but I was sad and a bit angry at the obviously careless and inept staff that were now managing the campground.

In Three Forks, Montana, things have definitely changed over the past 31 years, and many of the changes have not been positive.

Three Forks Trail to Nowhere!

Here is a classic example of the town’s thoughtless thinking: a trail to nowhere and no prior notice that a Dead End was forthcoming!

I guess I should have known about the unfinished trail just like I should have known about the sprinklers coming on last night.

No doubt I should know a LOT MORE about a great many things by now, but alas, tempus fugit, and I live and learn.

Who Knows Why This Byrd Scooter is Lost on the Frontage Road in Bozeman, MT?

I arrived at the Bozeman Trails RV Park nursing slight feelings of trepidation. I was told on the phone that the Park might have one tent site that might work for a hammock.

After last night’s debacle at the KOA and today’s riding in city traffic with narrow or no shoulders, I was hungry, tired, sleepy and definitely in need of a good night’s rest.

“Might” was not a word that elevated my hopes, especially when it was used twice in the same sentence.

But I was pleasantly surprised and trees were found, albeit right next to the Interstate and very near the city.

Bozeman Trail RV Park

Traffic noise was continuous throughout the day and night, but I didn’t mind it so much.

My thoughts have been focused on getting back to Colorado and seeing my family and friends again.

A wet sleeping bag and 18 hours of road whine aren’t going to get me down : much.

I woke up to find the rear scooter tire was flat, again …

The First Tire Plug Only Lasted From Missoula to Bozeman.

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By ScootingRich

ScootingRich has been teaching, working and volunteering in various capacities since 2007. He is currently attempting to demonstrate the viability of personal electric vehicles (PEV) for long-range travel by riding his Kaabo Wolf King GT electric scooter on a 21,000-mile adventure from Colorado, USA north to Alaska and then south to Argentina and ultimately to the shore of Antarctica. You are welcome to share in this epic journey by following us on YouTube and Patreon.

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