|Our standard state line photo |
- this time North Dakota
|We followed the Lewis & Clark trail for sections |
of Montana & North Dakota
|Sunrise at the Lewis and Clark State |
Park in Western North Dakota
Day 65: Tuesday, September 7.
To campground next to Riverside Motel in Minot, ND. A wind-assisted day of great riding. Got a late start, but sailed through the ND prairie with wind out of NW - road flattened out; last 16 miles a strong cross-wind, because we had to bike north! It's getting to feel like fall - real chilly in the early AM. 76 miles.
Day 66: Wednesday, September 8.
To campground next to Hillman Inn in Rugby, ND - which is the geographical center of North America!. Another very windy (25-35 mph out of NNW) day - tornado warnings in next county (we discovered at end of day!); very fast when wind behind us; tricky when cross-wind, due to road direction; fascinating pioneer village/museum in Rugby with authentic buildings showing different occupations: blacksmith; land office; school; stores; train station; residences; law office. 64 miles.
|Uncentered photo of team at the monument |
proclaiming Rugby the geographical center
of North America
|A sunflower field - North Dakota is major |
producer of sunflowers & their seeds
|Amtrak's superliner at gradecrossing. |
We watched them speed by
for two weeks.
Liz was on the inside, not outside,
of Amtrak returning home
to SF from Chicago
|The "Yellow Team" under an overhang to get out of the rain.|
|This is what it's like to bike in the rain.|
|This is what sometimes passes us while we bike in the rain.|
|Water towers like this one in Portland, ND |
hover over almost every town in the midwest
and can be seen for miles; beckoning us to keep on pedalling
til we reach their cafes or campsites.