May 13, 1999
|My alarm woke me at
5:30am. It wasn't raining so I went back to sleep. By 6am
the locals were starting to make noise. A loud pickup truck drove
by, a dog barked, and the semi traffic had greatly increased one block
away on 85. Sleep was impossible and then I heard a raindrop at
6:30am. I got up and packed everything before the rain came.
It was a very dark, cloudy, morning as I rode back to the Conoco store.
There I got some Nutri-Grain bars, peanut butter crackers, and PowerAde.
It was 7:30am when I rode out onto 212 on this rainy, cold (38 degree),
morning. I couldn't move very fast, my body was too cold to want
to do anything. The tailwind was a tremendous blessing, it helped
push me along. Thick fog would leave my mouth as I exhaled.
Not much to say about the terrain, too cold to really pay any
attention to it. After riding 14.5 miles I reached the Wyoming
border. I tried to be careful to keep my camera dry as I took
a photo. It got a little wet and I just hoped it would be OK.
Continued in Wyoming...
Today - 14.45 miles in South Dakota