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Chugging along

2010-06-24

I passed through two "towns" before realizing I wasn't going to have a proper breakfast. So I ate peanut butter and pretzels in the corner of a bean field as bewildered farms passed by.

Eventually, Granville had a small restaurant (and a very functional fire whistle). After eating lunch I decided to retire to the town park because it was getting hot. I met a guy named Sam who had the same idea. As best I can tell Sam was from England. He was also bicycle touring East to West, but unlike my meandering he was following a straight route. He headed West via Highway 2, a four-lane monstrosity infested with trucks. I took 58th St N, a single lane gravel road that was closed for stretches because of flooding. 58 was certainly the superior road, because everybody knows you can bike faster on a narrow road.

I approached Minot, North Dakota via its armpit route, apparently. I was not impressed by the city. It did have a Scandinavian Heritage park, and I finally ate at a Space Aliens Grill & Bar, but I couldn't wait to get out.

Because I've built up a bit of a tan, I decided to forgo sunblock today just to see if I could handle it. That was a mistake. So I was burned and tired and just wanted to find a place to camp. Of course this took forever because, once again, I didn't want to be out in the open with storms coming.

fox


Dala Horse in Minot


Space Alien Grill and Bar

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