75 miles, 1132 feet climbed
Today the headwinds turned in our favor. Except for the miles of concrete roads with mismatched heights at the seams every 10 feet or so–called “ker-dunk” or something similar by staff. Not as bad as the road heading north out of Pocatello, but still annoying. I don’t think I mentioned that I picked up a suspension seatpost in Rapid City to tame those kind of roads. It seems to be working to reduce their impact, making for a little less fatigue and less rough on my camera hanging in a bag attached to the underside of my seat.
There wasn’t a lot new to see today as far as landscapes go. Some of us stopped off in Pukwana to see the lawnmower racing track and the Puk U bar. There was also a Tractor Museum. And in Mitchell before arriving at the hotel, the Corn Palace, where corn husks, cut in half lengthwise and nailed to plywood, become art.