Saturday, July 17, 2010

Across the Missouri

To day was a hot one at 105 F. That was the bad news. The good news is that we blew that 89 miles away, thanks to the tremendous tail wind.
We started 30 minutes early to beat the heat and catch some of the hour we are losing due to time zone change. I lit the after burners as soon as I was on the road. The tail wind made it seem easy to hit 25 mph. In fact I averaged 18.3 mph. That included the 16 miles of road construction where the asphalt had been milled and it was so rough that you could only do 10-12 mph. There wasn't much to say about the ride as it was down a little used highway though wide wheat fields, which were being harvested. There were huge semi's with big B units loaded with grain passing us but they were the only traffic.
The highlight of the ride was crossing the Missouri River. This marks a mile stone on the trip as we have now passed the 2000 mile mark and have done 90,000 ft of climbing which is 75% of the total trips climbing.

The best part of the day is that we are now sitting in a golf club house in Pierre South Dakota where the food is excellent, the beer comes in 1 liter glasses, free Internet, and it is air conditioned. Oh! and tomorrow is a day off.
Well time for me to go as my beer is empty.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

2000 miles, a great milestone. How many left to go? Nice farmer tan by the way, greetings from everyone at Dale's 60th.