Day 23: 58 miles from Rapid City, SD → Wall, SD

This was a spin through the rolling grasslands of west-central SD except for a 9-mile climb toward the end, which was challenging. As I rolled along, I thought often that I was lucky to experience such scenery, which was beautiful even if not spectacular. I continue to enjoy Ann’s company at the end of the day, which I’ll have for just two more days. Tomorrow should be great, with a ride through Badlands National Park.

I’m also ready to weigh in on whether Teddy Roosevelt belongs among the four presidents depicted on Mt. Rushmore, but I’ll save that for someday soon.