Day 23 🌎 57 miles

Daily Summary:
12:30 PM to 6:30 PM — Average Speed:  19.2 mph
Swan Lake, Montana to Whitefish, Montana.

Odometer:  1,709 – 1,766 miles
Climb: 2,222 ft. — Descend:  2,209 ft.
45-60Β° F : Cloudy, Rainy in Whitefish : 0-10 mph variable winds.

Battery Performance:
84v to 73.5v — 39 miles (Swan Lake Trading Post to Evergreen City Brew Coffee 110v outlet 1.5 hours @ 8 amps = 78.4v)

78.4v to 71.5v — 18 miles (Whitefish, Montana 110v outlet overnight @ 2 amps = 84v)

— 23 —

Met Bryce from Oregon at the RV Park. He is the First person I ever met who owns a DeLorean. (He just bought it!)

Unfortunately for my English cycling friends, Deb and Tom, today was the First EXTREMELY rainy morning so far! (For me, that is. I’m not sure for them.)

Deb and Tom left early to ride to their WarmShowers host. I imagine that they will definitely need a HOT shower tonight because just minutes after they left it began to rain heavily for the next 2-3 hours.

I waited.

I left when the sun came out and I never got rained on at all until my last 5 or so miles into Whitefish.

Even the roads were mostly dry for me with only a few miles where I got a little wet early on from road splash left by the morning’s deluge.

Sometimes it’s nice to be patient (aka, procrastinate).

Often it’s beneficial to your future to evaluate your options and then sit patiently (on the porch out of the rain) as the weather unfolds.

As I’ve said to people on numerous occasions: “I don’t make the weather; I just deal with it.”

Today I procrastinated for two hours and I was dealt a blessed hand, indeed! Thank You, Mr. WeatherMan!

Tom, Deb, I hope that you’re enjoying your warm shower tonight. I will, too.

Bryce, Best Wishes for your success. I hope that all your plans for your new time machine work out.

As for me, it’s time to get back to my future and head the last 20 miles into Whitefish, Montana where I’ve been told good friends are waiting.

About 70 more miles to Canada.

Looks like the last day of May, 2022 will be my last day in the USA.

That is, until the First day that I ride into Alaska!…

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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.


  1. Read your first post covering your first few days and the post written May 23
    I look forward to reading more posts when you get the chance to write them. Also found a map of British Columbia so will be able to see your progress.
    It was great to hear of your adventures around the world and just catch up.
    You have been blessed with a gorgeous sunny day for a difficult ride on a narrow road heavily traveled by big trailer trucks who won’t have much room to pass you and you mostly will have no shoulder to retreat to.

    1. Thank you for your encouragement, Manita. At the moment I am in Fortine charging the scooter and having a bite to eat. There were a few close trucks this morning–the Fed-X truck was the worst!–but most were kind enough. Not having a strong side wind makes it a bit easier to deal with the trucks. Thank you for time yesterday. It was truly enjoyable chatting with you! Many Blessings indeed!

  2. Hey Rich! It was a pleasure talking to you. Safe travels! And maybe I’ll run into again in the future!.. or the past

  3. Hey Rich, I hope you get the chance to try “poutine” while in Canada. Watch out for the grizzly bears brother!!

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