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Day 19 – Smooth Highways

As soon as we propped our bikes against Trapper’s Restaurant, the storm arrived. While eating breakfast and drinking coffee, we watched the rain and felt grateful to be inside. After the rain, we traveled eastward, on I-94, past wheat fields on gentle topography. We rode into Dickinson-the largest town thus far- to pump up our tires, mail stuff home, and buy food.
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Cycling on Interstate 94 – Day 18

We left I-94 at exit 24 and rode 2 miles to the Madora Campground. We got a shaded site under spreading cottonwoods near the Little Missouri River (see photo) and set up camp. After setting up camp, we biked into town to Dakota Cyclery, then to the grocery store, and lastly to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park visitor center. The Park includes spectacular examples of eroded badlands north of Medora. Theodore Roosevelt spent time as a cowboy and rancher in the area to revive after his wife and mother died.
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