July 30, 2014
Today was a wonderful day of rest in Fargo. We started off with the continental breakfast at the hotel before cycling to the downtown area to visit The Great Northern Cycle Co so that James could buy some new tubes and so that I could have a bit of work performed on my bike. We then walked around downtown Fargo and relaxed for a while at Atomic Coffee where I had a most-delicious piece of cheesecake. Afterwards we found a barber shop and James got a haircut. We topped it off with lunch at The Wurst Bier Hall where I had a sausage in a bun, bahn mi style (see photo below) along with a Spaten Optimator beer. Delicious!
After lunch we picked up my bike. The folks at Great Northern did a great job: they replaced my chain, cleaned up my rear cassette, adjusted my gears, MacGyvered-up a fix for my broken pannier clip, and replaced the rim tape on my rear wheel. We rode back to the hotel and Carl made a stop at the hardware store to get some shoe glue since his cycling shoes are falling apart. I tried, unsuccessfully, to acquire some new glasses since I forgot them in a room a few nights ago.
For dinner we went to the local Olive Garden which provided us with huge quantities of delicious food at an incredibly reasonable price. Not sure how they make any money.