Cycling Advocates Ride to Pro Walk Pro Bike 2006

     
Daily Trip Log
Jack
 
     

from Vancouver B.C. to Madison, Wisconsin

Picture of Vancouver, BCGrouse Mountain Vancouver B.C.
from Sioux Falls, SD to Worthington, MN
   
 
Date: 2006-08-27
Distance: 97 Kilometres
Cycling Time: 5.26 Hours
Average Speed: 18.38 kph
 
  Trip Distance since Leaving Vancouver - 3,184 Kilometres  

Thoughts for the Day

 

 
 

Entering Minnesota for a Short Stay

   
It was not a stellar cycling day for me. The wind was blowing in the face most of the day at 15 to 25 kph. That slowed me down. Whatever bothered me yesterday still had not fully left, so exertion was not the thing to do. Some of the times I felt like I had fallen asleep while pedaling. Of course, I did not. So a slow ride was had.

 
It was corn land now, lush green.

 
  Windmills appeared on the horizon spinning out its electricity.

 
 

Our plans for crossing Minnesota were quickly changed at the first intersection when we realized that cyclists were not welcome on the I-90. At the information booth just inside state line we perceived that this might be the came. John had picked up a ‘Share the Road’ pamphlet which indicated that in Minnesota bicycles were considered as vehicles, except on the I-90.

 

 
  Worthington

   
It was a clean town, more compact than most. A meal at a Mexico restaurant was extremely good.

 

 
       

Cycling Facilities

 

 

Out of Sioux Falls on County Road 30.

 

   
   
  I-90 Minnesota

   
   

We cycled into Minnesota on the I-90, up to the information booth staffed by a cyclist. Then on to the next intersection. The paved shoulder was in such rough finish that we decided to travel on County Road 4. Much better. Some portions had paved shoulder. Others did not.

 

 
  I-90 Entrance Sign    
  No Cycling  
Worthington A wide shoulder greeted cyclists as they entered this town. No other cycling facilities were seen. There was some potential to create rail-trails on abandoned rail line.