North Dakota, Yay!

Last night I finally had internet, so I checked intellicast for the weather forecast. I generally check the hourly for the departure and destination and look at the hourly precipitation probability, wind direction (source), and wind force. For some strange reason, last night, I was convinced that NW for wind meant it was going to push me along as I cycled NW. So, a NW wind of 15 mph all day looked promising for a 60 mile day. Silly me!
The day was difficult. It was one of the days that my underside hurt all day. Why does that happen some days and not others? Covered 60 miles, and arrived at my warmshowers host house in North Dakota.
Fargo is lovely, and has some great bike paths. Traffic was very managable, and people waved to me a lot. That’s a first on this tour. Motorists waving warmly;)
My w/s host is great. She waited on dinner to eat with me. Made a delicious dinner. We chatted about previous guests, and previous hosts and the wonderful opportunity to be both, and meet everyone. In the morning, we will cycle together to the bike shop. I need new brake pads on the rear, and will want a lesson doing it myself, as I’ll need to replace them again once I’m done with the Cascades, is my guess, since these only lasted about 2500 miles.
My knees are telling me thanks for working them hard today. My underside is telling me to wear pads tomorrow. Generally, I’m not into them, but a day like today may stimulate me to buy a pair of padded shorts or two! Or a pair of paddies.
Gotta sleep.
Looks like I’m headed to Hope tomorrow.


About rivercityweaves

I'm a mom, wife and fiber artist, living in rural Virginia. On days I'm not creating fiber art or teaching others how to, I'm probably saddle surfing on my Bianchi, or laughing with friends.
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3 Responses to North Dakota, Yay!

  1. Krister says:

    I suppose you cannot expect to go cross country and not hit some weather. As for the padding, I embrace it. When I was 20, I was a lot tougher, but at 45, I wish the earlier me had pampered my bones and joints a little more. Safe travels!

    • rivercityweaves says:

      Hi Krister,
      I’m re-thinking my stand on pads. Today, I removed the new saddle (new to me) and put my Brooks back on. I adjusted the saddle 9 times today, but still just HURT. Wish I understood it, but seems like the tenderness is worse on days where I’m pedaling slower due to inclines, or headwinds. Hopeing for some still days, or tailwinds before the bad weather hits here this weekend. I hope it doesn’t affect your fun at the lake.
      Scripture says,” Whatever you do unto the least of these, you do unto me.” Through your kindness to me, you have so richly blessed our heavenly father. Thank you:)

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