Since I had a short 60 mile ride today, I slept in a bit and hit the road around 08:30. I rode east on Hwy 46 for about 5 miles before turning north to get back to I-94- the easiest way in to Fargo. While soybeans are the dominant crop around here, there is also lots of corn- for cattle feed or ethanol- no sweet corn. It was also interesting to note some of the lakes around here have seagulls, pelicans, herons, egrets and cormorants in them- some of the same bird species we have in the GOM! Not too long after hitting I-94 and starting to ride east, I heard a siren behind me. Then a highway patrol car pulled over in front of me on the shoulder. I quickly checked my speedometer and thankfully I wasn’t speeding! I stopped by the patrol car to see what was going on and the patrolwoman inside asked me if I was ok. I said sure, I was fine. She said she didn’t know for how long I had been riding and wanted to make sure I didn’t need any water or any food. When I said I didn’t need anything she told me to be careful at entrance and exit ramps and to make sure I drank enough water. Now that is a public servant! I rode along I-94 for about 35 miles and after arriving in Fargo went to a bike shop and then the Fargo Brewing Company to wait for my WS host to get home from work. Daily mileage: 61, trip miles: 1,754. Tomorrow, Minnesota!
The road I took to I-94 did not require me to pay strict attention- which is good for me in the morning: