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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Northern Transcon Day 17 - Murdo to Mitchell SD

We were greeted with heavy fog this morning, but it was warm.  This was the last morning on this tour for long time crew members Phil, Barb, and Zoe Bohaty.  Zoe has school obligations.  We will miss them but I'm sure they will be back on future PAC Tour events.

The fog had not lifted at 6:30 so riders departed with flashing taillights.  Traffic on the frontage road was extremely light.

The prevailing winds are usually from the west, but we faced some stiff headwinds, which added to our time.  The major attraction of today was crossing the Missouri River in Chamberlain.  Otherwise, scenery was a lot of corn and hay fields, with a few cattle.

This was another long day - 145 miles.  At least the time zone remained the same.  We had an ice cream social at the motel to celebrate crossing the half way point (miles and days).  Tomorrow will be another long one - 135 miles - and we enter Minnesota.

Missouri River at Chamberlain SD
Missouri River
Crossing the Missouri River
Hay bales in SD

We had several miles of fresh chipseal gravel
About 25 miles of old concrete frontage road featured these expansion joints every 20 feet
PAC Tour motel room - laundry hanging out to dry
Ice cream social to celebrate completing half of the tour


  1. WOW Half way!!!
    You are awesome!!!!
    Go Bob!
    Strength, courage, wisdom!!!

  2. Those blue skies are almost as wonderful as the ones in the neighborhood!

    Have put in an order for Intense Blue Sky with Puffy Clouds when you and Dean get back ~