Our 80 mile ride left New Ulm and headed north this morning. A 15 mph tailwind and fresh pavement made for stretches of 24 mph riding. Seriously fun!
My legs continue to feel better each day. Nonetheless, I’m ready to be done, and will return to my bike on Tuesday at the earliest. Yes, I need a break.
My new friend Mark bought me lunch today at the one and only Finn’s Bar and Grill after the ride was over. The establishment is a testimony to Finnish heritage – complete with yellowing cartoons stapled to the wall. They serve a mean cup of wild rice soup.
Our closing this evening featured a slide show of the week.
What more can be said? People are starting to say goodbye. Careful, organized packing is giving way to cramming gear into suitcases: tomorrow it won’t matter how we pack.
That’s all for tonight. As for the picture below: click your heels and say, “There’s no place like home”