I just got back last night from a mini family reunion outside of Aberdeen, SD. The get-together was great, if short, but the drive was painful. Because of flooding on the Missouri River in Iowa and Missouri, I-29 was closed in two different places! Which meant two detours, several miles out of the way, adding about an hour and a half to a nine hour drive. Brutal.
But, in two weeks I'll be in the middle of another CRMBT. I'm looking forward to cooler weather, seeing old friends, and enjoying some fantastic scenery. I'm also excited that some of the routes we'll ride this year will be featured a couple weeks later as part of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.
I hope to have several pictures and some good stories to share by the time I return home. Stay tuned.