Up at 5:00, on the trike by 6:30.  Chilly, dreary and windy, even some sprinkles.   Yep, a perfect morning to practice for BRAN.  Only got in 41 of the 50 planned miles, either the wind was stronger than I realized or I just had no energy.


In the summer of 2009 I began my first short biking adventure right here on these roads and trails at Lewis and Clark Recreation Area in South Dakota. It’s where I rediscovered the love of biking from my youth. Some 8400 miles later, I’m back again for a family vacation. Much faster and much healthier, I look forward to passing the 10,000 mile mark this year. I encourage everyone to try biking and if you are brave enough, try multi-day bike touring.  It’s unbelievable how much beauty is out there in our country if you just slow down enough to take it all in.