I set off before sunrise when the wind is still weak. Today I’m on small roads through beautiful hills and mountains. I’m riding past cattle farms as big as a city. Like everything in North America, it’s just such a different scale from Europe. In the afternoon I push hard to make it to Montana’s capital Billings where I get dinner and some supplies. Already at sunset I set off for another 80 km. I’m on the highway now which is much safer due to a broad shoulders but there are some metal parts and I hit one that deforms my derailer. Luckily, I can continue riding and end the day with 290 km.