Cycling Date: Tuesday 14-July-15
Mileage: 110 miles
Weather: Upper 60s to start. Low 80s to end. Winds mostly out of the north.
Highlights of the day:
Minnesota, per a Minnesota native, has one real week of summer each year and it’s usually this week. So far, it’s remained relatively moderate. Low 80s with humidity and dew points that are not off the charts. For mid-July in the upper Midwest? I’ll take it and say thank you very much. The wind was not as friendly today as it was yesterday. It was out of the north and we spent a chunk of time traveling north. It wasn’t terribly strong so we had that going in our favor. Have I mentioned that we have yet to have any r… Um, never mind.
The towns between Worthington and Mankato are "small town Midwest" with tree lined streets and green lawns. Between the towns are miles and miles of corn and soybean fields. Each town has a grain elevator, which we could see from several miles out, marking our next destination. Wind power is prevalent in this area. At one point we counted over 40 turbines on the horizon.
Time on a tree sheltered bike path at the end of the ride was a welcome change. Then it was into downtown Mankato before we headed uphill to our hotel. We have another long one tomorrow. It’s “only” 98. Not even a century! :) Fuel up. Sleep well. Get up and do it again!