July 18, 2011

Rest day in Valentine, NE

7/14/12 Rest day in Valentine, NE Slept in until almost 6:30 am, then got up and went through my morning routine. Finished yesterday’s journal. Then Randy called and we walked to town to find breakfast and check out Main St. We ended up at the Bunkhouse Restaurant and had a delightful breakfast. I declared the […]

Gordon to Valentine NE – 90 miles

7/13/12  Gordon to Valentine – 90 miles We left Gordon under clear skies and a slight breeze which was of little/no significance. More rolling hills up and down through the never-ending brown grasslands and occasional cornfields. Most of the time the road was black asphalt with broad, smooth shoulders. Perfect biking roads. We cruised the […]

Mt. Rushmore to Hot Springs, SD – 58 miles

7/10/12 Keystone (Mt. Rushmore) to Hot Springs, S.D. – 58 miles Awoke to yet another beautiful day – blue, cloudless skies and pleasant temperatures. We ran into a local who bikes frequently, and she discouraged us from biking through the wildlife loop route. Tourists drive too fast, all the while “gawking ” and “rubbernecking” at […]