After my rest day I was eager to hit the road again. We had three tornado/severe storm warnings the past two afternoons so I wanted to arrive in Bismarck before the afternoon storms kicked up. I had a nice breakfast with Sasha & Masha and was on the road by 08:00. I rode into the Central Time zome a few miles east of Richardton and lost an hour. The landscape was pretty and green, with the usual rolling hills, and I had a light tailwind! Sasha sent me on my way with 4 large apple turnovers for snacks along the way so I just snacked by the side of the road. I caught up to a rider (Andy) who had been touring western North Dakota and was heading back to his home in Bismarck. We rode together for about 60 miles- with the light tailwind and temps in the low 80’s it was a very pleasant ride! Andy was extremely helpful getting me over the right bridge into Bismarck and he even guided me right to where I was staying! Daily mileage: 82, trip miles: 1,516.
Daily history lesson. In North Dakota they say “Gen. Custer was alive when he left here…”