June 15, 2010 – (rural road east of Lake Mille Lacs)
WYNNE: Do you think maybe we ought to find shelter?
ADAM: Nah, it’s not that bad.
PASSING MOTORIST (shouting into the rain) FIND SHELTER! TORNADO WARNING!
ADAM: They always say that.
Starting in Wahpeton, ND, Adam and Wynne begin RAMinn v.2, a stateline to stateline cycling tour of rural MN. We saw it all – Shriners’ go-carts at Fergus Falls’ SummerFest, Zorbaz on Otter Tail, a pristine orange Ford Pinto coupe (FOR SALE!) in Henning, Lefty’s Liquors in Staples, Mickey’s in Brainerd, and Mille Lacs Kathio State Park fire tower near Vineland.
Mother Nature put her foot down at Interstate 35, an epic opening of the sky, stopping the two 25 miles short of Wisconsin. If not for the hospitality of Honey Hill Farms near Hinckley, the cyclists might have been swept away in the currents of a swollen creek.
We’ll make another attempt this year – Grand Forks to Beaver Bay. Another unique Locus experience. Who’s in?
See ya’ later Pillager!