Saturday, 22 Jun 2013
Sioux Falls, SD to Brandon, SD
44.6 miles, 3h45m, 12.0 mph
Elapsed Time: 5h18m, Max speed: 25.9mph
Total Cimbing: 961ft, Max elevation: 1493ft
Total mileage: 879.5
I had all day to get a few miles to Brandon. I managed to extend it
to almost 45 miles. Still, I got in before it rained.
Sioux Falls has a bike path that runs all the way around the city.
I figured I'd take the long way to downtown.
This is the Battleship South Dakota Memorial. It's the outline of
the ship with a museum in the middle.
And a nice model.
Near downtown. The spillway on the diversion channel.
Falls Park. There's some industrial decay in the background.
The park was full of people. I think there was an event of some
kind--perhaps a run or walk thing.
Not so many bears, but there were some.
Queen Bee Mill Ruins. This was a massive seven-story flour mill
that was in business for like two years.
Stopped downtown at the Phillips Avenue Diner. I wanted to sit
outside and have an early lunch, but the outside seating wasn't
so I had a sticky bun and a latte. Then as I was about to leave,
they set up the outside dining. D'oh!
There are sculptures all over town and ballot boxes where you can
vote for your favorites.
Then I rode out of town and into Iowa. And to here--the tri-state
marker for South Dakota,
Minnesota, and Iowa. First time I've ever been to one of those.
Hills to the right. I went left.
Long ride to Marshall, MN tomorrow,
including a stop at Pipestone National Monument.
"Great Plains Tour 2013"
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