Friday, May 4, 2018: On Wednesday, I reserved one of the tent sites at the nearby Lake Vermillion State Recreation Area for Friday night. So, Friday after work I loaded up my tent etc. and rode the 20 miles to the park. Only 1 of the other 3 tent sites was occupied. However, the RV parking lot sites were full. Fortunately, the tent sites are separated from the RVs by a hill and a bit of distance.

It was a clear and cool night, a good night for sleeping and a good night for star gazing at least until the half moon rose

bike and tent


Saturday, May 5, 2018: I woke up and packed up before sunrise. I left the park about 10 minutes before sunrise for the 20-mile ride home. I was going to stop in Canistota for some breakfast, but the one cafe no longer serves breakfast (opens at 11:00am) and the other is closed on Saturdays. So, I rode home hungry

Note the single track running along the creek and then up the hill. Alas, it is a cow path, not for bikes.


Sunday, May 6, 2018: I took my bike to Sioux Falls this morning and did a 20-mile loop on the bike trail. Also, rode a couple errands around town. I met a couple riding friends (from when I lived in Sioux Falls) along the trail. I rode a few miles with one of them and caught up on some of the latest SF biking news.

I stopped at one of the fountains along the trail to refill my water bottle with lion spit.  Also, I noticed when looking at this picture, that I lost the reflector/mud flap off my rear fender. It was still there on Friday when I rode to Lake Vermillion (see Friday photo). It probably fell off while I was driving to Sioux Falls this morning with my bike was hanging on the rack on the back of my car. It, the mud flap, needed to be replaced anyway; it was falling apart.

2 response to "Weekend"

  1. By: Bill Stone Posted: May 8, 2018

    Lion spit, the ultimate performance enhancing drug!

    I’m so old I can remember when the only PEDs in sports were Wheaties.

    • By: GDinSD Posted: May 8, 2018

      The lion spit was not much of a PED for me on Sunday. It was a slow-slog of a ride both before and after refilling the bottle. I’ll have to try Wheaties next time.

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