Here are some pics from the recently completed Tour de Nebraska - I will be posting one day's worth at a time.
Day 1 - St. Paul to Burwell
This was a fairly flat ride (just a couple of hills) with a light tailwind - Kevin and I were joined during the ride by Dan, who was on his first group ride. We showed him how to ride in a paceline, and we ended up making good time - 61 miles @ 18.5 mph.
Final instructions from Rich, then we're rolling out from St. Paul.
First rest stop - with home made kolaches.
Kevin, Doug, and Arnold at a scenic overlook beside the Loup river.
Nice, flat road.
North Side bar and grill in Burwell for a pre-dinner beer and snack - ask Kevin about their baked potato.
The Calamus Outfitters hosted a pitchfork fondue up by the resevoir - 8 steaks on a pitchfork cooked for 3 minutes in boiling oil - yummy.
Kevin and Elsie waiting for their steaks.
Hayrack ride around the property - check out the baby mule.
Dan enjoying the scenery.
A family bluegrass band entertained us while we ate - notice the kid in back standing on a box so he can reach the bass - a future Rusty in training?
S'mores for desert.
There was also a carnival going on in Burwell while we were there.
Here come the storms.