The first thing I had to do was get a hair cut so I located a great place in town called Shear D-Zine Salon. I was chatting with the stylist (Charise) about the area and my plans to ride and areas I planned to ride. She suggested I carry my Bear Spray informing me there are bear siting every year in the areas I had planned to ride. Most of the siting are black bears but bears all the same.
I then found a local Bike Shop in town called Bad Medicine Bike Shop. I discussed bikes and riding in the area with the owner (Bryce) and he agreed with carrying the Bear Spray. I have been looking at replacing my bike tires and got some good advice from Bryce and had him install a new set of Maxxis Re-Fuse 700X28 tires on my bike. I had the original Specialized 700X23 on the bike they were good tires but I wanted a little more tire to smooth out the ride and the new 700X28 worked out great.
A few pictures along the way on my ride on Haul Road.
Libby Dam I got this off the Internet