Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Day 24: Wall to Pierre, SD

A long and exhausting day. A good example of the havoc wind can cause bicycles. We had gale force winds from the NW. After 5.45 am breakfast (see Leo and Nan) we biked east and, with the tail wind, I made the SAG stop at 60 miles in about 3 hours. Then we turned north...what a took 3 hours to make 20 miles, buffeted, but not beaten, by relentless high winds. Finally, we turned east again towards Pierre (the capitol of SD) and concluded 118 miles in all. At the Missouri River bridge we passed into the central time zone and put our watches forward one hour.