Tuesday, May 27, 2008

South Dakota miles

Spent Memorial Day weekend at the in-laws farm in South Dakota (near Fort Randall Dam). Got in a 30-mile ride on quiet, scenic highways on Sunday. It's unbelievable how little traffic they have up there -- perfect for cycling. I don't know why I hadn't taken my bike up there before.

On the way back, I had a 10 mph tailwind that kept me going an effortless 22 mph with an 8-mile stretch of smooth highway without sight of a vehicle. The only sound heard was a chorus of birds and bullfrogs -- awesome.


gravy said...

I'm jealous... well, not jealous about driving all the way to South Dakota to find some peace on the road.

kevinW said...

Returned home only to find our privacy fence decided to be a pain in the *ss after Friday's storm.

Nothing like being zapped back to reality.

Bob K said...

Sounds great (the ride, not the fence). I am in the middle of graduation party season and am racking up pounds instead of miles. Tomorrow night's ride will be my first since the Sertoma ride - might be interesting.