Since leaving Brookings, I’ve continued west. I had a great visit with my niece Donna in Spearfish, South Dakota. Lots of mountain biking made up for the bad weather that kept us off the bikes when I was there last time.
I also got to ride the Mickelson Trail. From Deadwood to Edgemont, 109 miles. I rode north to south, stayed overnight in Edgemont, and went back on day two. It was amazing, the scenery, the solitude, and DUNG BEETLES!!
But I had to continue west. I soon found myself in Idaho, which could become one of my favorite states. I found places to camp that cost nothing and roads to ride that went on as long I could stand.
And finally I made it back to “home," just in time for jury duty. I was scheduled for a total of three weeks, but excused within an hour of arriving. So… where next?
|World's Largest Pheasant.|
|South Dakota trails|
|Riding with Donna|
|part of the Mickelson Trail.|
|Miles of this.|
|Lots of bad weather in the distance but I rode in the sun most of the day.|
|Sheep Canyon. I waited here for an hour for a bad storm to pass. It never arrived.|
|I was ready for a break anyway.|
|Naturally occurring on every continent except Antarctica.|
|Looks like teamwork but one was just hanging on, not doing any work.|
|One of four tunnels on the Mickelson Trail. Learn more here.|
|Crazy Horse monument|
|Devil's Tower, apparently.|
|Airplanes taking the train.|
|Big Foot not pictured.|
|Part of the 3 hours I rode in the rain.|