Thursday, July 15, 2010
Day 25 - Pierre, SD to Chamberlain, SD (84 miles)
Ride Across America - 50% of my goal.
Tour de Cure - 11% of my goal.
Thanks to all of you for your support of my ride and my fund raising for the American Diabetes Association through the Tour de Cure. Please keep it up. I still have a long way to go in both of them.
Summer has returned here in the northern US. Either that, or we're finally getting far enough east to feel what everyone else has been going through. Luckily, with only 84 miles today (did I really just say only 84 miles), we were able to get to Chamberlain by 2 or 3 o'clock and avoid the heat for a prolonged period of time.
Started out this morning following the Missouri River out of Pierre. Yes, this is the same river my RAGBRAI friends will be dipping their wheels in shortly.......(might want to stay to the left of the main current)
YES!!! We are now over halfway across America on our ride.
Made for a fun photo op.....at least until we remembered we still had 60 more miles of rough roads and hills to get to the hotel.
Not sure if that's amber, but there are plenty of waves of grain. It really gets to blowing around with all the wind they get here in SD.
It still seems pretty cool where you find the flag flying out here. That one time in Oregon, just sticking out of the rocks on top of a mountain, and right here in the middle of nowhere on the end of a fence. They're not old flags that were just left there to get faded and frayed either. This one looked fairly new.
2nd big hill of the day from across the valley. If you look really close, you can see the bikes going up it. (They look like little ants)
View of the Missouri River from the top of the last big hill of the day.
And looking down into Chamberlain on the way into town.
Tomorrow we head to Mitchell, and the famous "Corn Palace".
OK. Thanks for reading. Keep checking back to see how the other half of the ride goes.