Sunday, July 22, 2012
Across America Trek is in Minnesota!
“Today is our first whole day in Minnesota. We rolled into the state late last night along a nice country road. The first fireflies we have seen on the trip ushered us in. We went 89 miles today. It seemed effortless, as if we floated across the ground. This surely has to do with the fact that today was the first day in two weeks under ninety degrees. All through the heat wave people praised our courage. One lady saw us riding down the road and immediately offered us ice water and freeze pops. Let me tell you, when you have been riding in the heat a purple freeze pop tastes like divine ambrosia. Yesterday we saw the new batman movie in Sioux Falls South Dakota. Everyone loved it. Afterwards we hung out in a Barnes and noble to beat the heat. Over the last few days we have been hanging out with another group of bike tourists. We rode with them for a while. There were 6 of them and 9 of us. We were quite a sight to see riding fifteen strong down the back roads of South Dakota. We met another guy named john who had been riding since New Years day 2011. He was 8000 miles into a 12000 mile bike ride. We had fun sharing food and stories. Tonight we are camping in a city park in Sherburn Minnesota. There are some big cities coming up. We plan to stay in a hostel in Chicago and take a rest day to explore the city.” – Jacob, Trip Leader