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.