Journey to the East: 22 June 2012


Public art in Fargo

summer heat
soaks into
every living thing

Riding into summer
Today it was clear, hot and humid with a light headwind. One of the longer rides I had to do, but this was one of those cases where I’d stayed at the furtherest east campground and the next one was in Fargo. Luckily the wind wasn’t too bad though it picked up in the afternoon a bit. But by then the route as often as not jogged north after hours of dead east riding. It was all flat fields today until the edge of the city and then it was riding on a nice bicycle path along a river. Lots of little parks along the path and at Lindenwood park there was a campground where I stayed for the night. Not my favorite ‘ground – it was pretty packed and RV oriented, but it got the job done.

The road recedes to a point
at the horizon —
the summer sun beats down

2 thoughts on “Journey to the East: 22 June 2012”

  1. Well, it sounds like you moved through North Dakota lightning fast! I think you’ll enjoy Minnesota more, just for the fact that there is more “stuff”, though you’ll be in the flat Red River Valley for a few days. Lake Itasca is great and they have a hostel if you want to stay indoors. Bemidji (after Lake Itasca) has a really great food co-op, probably the first you’ll see unless Fargo has one. And I definitely would recommend a side trip/reroute into Minneapolis if time allows.

    1. Yeah, definitely looking forward more to Minnesota, though I found ND fine, just had to keep moving. Lake Itasca is definitely of ji interest, part of why I didn’t even consider the alternate in this section. Thanks for he tip on the co-op, I’m always on the lookout for those.

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