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... up and it was smooth sailing.......or so we thought. It got colder and the wind was increasing as we went. Thank goodness my bike is big and heavy. It took the wind well, but it was slow going. We had hoped to get to Sioux City, but only made it to Fort Dodge. About 125 miles short of the plan.
Tomorrow we hope to ride about 450-500 miles if we can.
... towns of Newell, Fonda, Manson, and Clare en route to Fort Dodge. We went 73.1 miles and reportedly climbed 1,308 feet, so a very welcome flatter route after the challenges of the first day. One of our discoveries was the pink bar-b-q bus that followed our route; it was the home of the BIG IOWA pork chop ... basically it's a 1" thick chop and about 6" across and they hand it to you in a "glove" (a/k/a napkin) to munch on; sprinkle it ...
We kept a rough list of all the Wildlife we saw on our journey, using tally marks to try to give a numerical idea. The Denali list is separate as is the list from our Kenai Fjords Cruise. No idea why, it just is!
Black Bears 9
Sandhill Cranes 5
Moose more than 13
Stone Sheep 20
Rocky Mountain Sheep 6
Buffalo 10 + and a herd or 50 or more ...
We left Lohrville at 6:15 am. Realized our camper was trying to blow apart in Grand Forks. Repaired with Gorilla tape. Picked up rivet gun and flashing for more permanent repair in Lakota. Arrived at Haybale Heights about 6pm. Supper at casino STARTING MILEAGE 4069.5fueled at Stateline Casino$124 32.13 gal 4433.5
... the visit. See, this Fort Dodge museum wasn't really Fort Dodge; it was a model of a much smaller militia fort the town built during the civil war. It had the usual blend of real and pretend history: blacksmiths, tinsmiths, jail, newspaper office. But the only actual building from the actual Fort Dodge ( the one from the 1850s) was the Quartermaster's office. And the quartermaster at Fort Dodge turned out to ...