Monday, July 14, 2014

Sioux Falls, SD to Worthington, MN 71 miles

"The corn is as high as an elephant's eye, and it looks like it's climbin' clear up to the sky".----that happy guy in the musical Oklahoma!

Lots more corn and soybean fields today. Like miles and miles. We crossed into Minnesota early this morning. I was expecting 10,000 lakes and pine trees like on their license plates, but it seems the southern part of Minnesota looks a lot like the southern part of South Dakota. I think I'm gonna have to pedal north to see all those lakes.

Something weird has happened. 70 is the new 40, as in miles: a good ride but not that big of a deal. Having said that---it only applies if the weather is good. And if you don't have seven screaming parts on your body. And if your bike is working good. And if you have someone to talk to. And if no dogs chase you and bite you in the calf. And if the pavement is smooth. And...

Anyway, here's today's pics:
Sioux Falls

A bunch of us in front of Sioux Falls.

A new state!

Minnesota has awesome clouds!

This smoke stack reminded me of every
choo-choo train I drew as a kid.

Luverne, Minnesota
Gotta love a town that likes postcards.

Our SAG was in a park that was under
six feet of floodwater a few weeks ago.

I love this picture.

This is Sym.
He has hitchhiked all over the world.
Here he is demonstrating perfect form.

A familiar sight at the end of the day.

Tomorrow we ride 110 miles. Even if we have perfect conditions, it's probably gonna be a big deal.


  1. Watch for the sunsets on top of the cornfields.

  2. Carolyn said they are a sight to behold. One of her top ten visual landscapes!

    We are having trouble getting our comments published. Please know that we are loving your reports - especially weather - and the photos. Lots of hitch hiking gets you places!

  3. Pretty soon your 100 will be your 150. Move out of the way of this grrrrr group. Prayer for quiet body parts!

  4. Going up to Albion Basin today for a hike. I'll say hi to all the Flowers for ya. If you see a hitchhiker don't pick them up even with perfect form. That's what my mamma said!

  5. Do you remember the team you spoke with, and they are running across America. I checked out the web site and was so moved that I contacted Michelle. She ran for Shosh today. Check out this link You may have thought you were riding today, but really you were the link to be a runner for Shosho.

  6. Hope you made it through the 110 miles. You are a rock star!! and a great cloud reporter!

  7. Great photos. In particular I love the "great clouds" shot.