woke up at 6 and started the day with the continental breakfast at the hotel
left town around 8:15 and headed south on the 25 which then hooked up with the 13.
the wind was blowing from the west today which was mostly a cross wind for us this morning. Highway 13 was a nice panoply of gentle rolling hills.
we stopped at the Round Town Tavern for lunch and a cold beer.
from Circle we followed highway 200s which travels in a south east direction which meant we now had a cross wind with a very nice tail wind component. This allowed us to achieve some pretty impressive speeds.
about 40 KM after Circle we made a stop at a gas station in Lindsay where we enjoyed some ice tea in a giant can (this has become one of our favourite beverages on this trip)
the last 40 or so KM to Glendive, our intended destination for the day, went by in less than an hour due to the tail wind.
since the tail wind was in our favour we decided not to stay in Glendive, but to push forward another 65 KM to Beach, North Dakota.
within 20-ish KM of leaving Glendive, Carl got a flat.
about 20 KM later, I got a flat and while fixing it I noticed that the part of my rack that attaches to the rear brakes had actually broken off. I fixed the flat and, using zap straps, I McGyvered the rack to a usable state. I will need to get the rack fixed or replaced in the next big town we pass through (likely Bismarck)
we arrived in Beach, which is just past the "Welcome to North Dakota" sign, at around 8pm. It was a long day in the saddle and we're all fairly tired. Sleep will come easy tonight.