I am loving riding through SD. I know the roads and, more importantly, the people. It’s so neat because I know people in virtually every town…and we’re still 66 miles from where I will know everyone.
I left Herreid about 7:30 heading south to Selby to meet Dan Biel, a fellow Northern State grad for breakfast. A fairly easy 23 mile warm up.
Dan had invited Kim Kightlinger to join us. Kim also went to Northern State and has a Bristol connection. His uncle, Clayton, owned Kight’s Rec in Bristol. The place to be in Bristol after any sporting event when I was a kid. I also spent a little extra time there shooting pool and playing pinball. It actually was LOTS of extra time.
Kight even rode out of town with me for a bit.
This bull would look a lot bigger and nastier if I didn’t have to do this whole selfie thing.
The towns today where spaced out perfectly for me. 23 miles to Selby. 22 to Bowdle. 16 to Roscoe. 15 to Ipswich. Before you know it, 76 miles in the rear view mirror.
I finished today in Ipswich but staying in Roscoe with great friends, Cliff and Brenda Anderson.
Roscoe is a population of about 400 people. Here is a mini-tour.
The smallest public library in the world. Only open Wednesday afternoons.
Roscoe Legion Golf Course. Note the annual membership fees! I pay that to use my own cart 4 times. If nobody is at the shop, just put your cash in the box.
The greens are a bit unique. Sand…and really small.
You putt out and then rake the green. Think I would just dig a trench to the hole before I putted.
66 miles to Bristol. Rumor has it that I may have a celebrity guest rider joining me. All I can say is…good luck!!
Great day. Loving my ride through the homeland. It can’t get much better than this!