Day 14

Friday, 21 Jun 2013
  Yankton, SD to Sioux Falls, SD
74.8 miles, 6h14m, 12.0 mph
Elapsed Time: 7h20m, Max speed: 26.3mph
Total Cimbing: 1668ft, Max elevation: 1612ft
Total mileage: 834.9

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Another long day. Nothing much to see, but it certainly beats a day in the box. I barely noticed those hills. What I noticed was the unrelenting SE wind.

The roads around here run in a grid pattern--each road one mile apart. So I had a helpful tailwind for all my northward legs, and a punishing headwind for all my eastward legs. And I actually did notice the heat today.

Not much intersting scenery today. Bridge, water.

Rural mansion.

Tugboat in a field.

Gathering hay rolls. I stopped at a town called Viborg to get out of the wind for a while.
Sounds like an alien villain. I think the name is Danish.

This one really shows the wind. Nice tailwind here.

Look! Whitecaps on a little pond! Okay, I know, you get it. It was windy.

Just think how much cooler it would be if this town was named Beer.

Tomorrow is likely to be a short day. I'm riding only to Brandon--which is basically a suburb of Sioux Falls. I will certainly take a ride through town, and maybe a ride out to the Iowa line. I hear there's a big casino out there.


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