Day 32 - Thursday, July 19, 2001
Newcastle, WY to Custer, SD
After about 10
miles I had crossed into South Dakota. Wyoming
had it all - great scenery, lousy scenery - but now that I've crossed into
another state I feel like I'm making progress again.
It started getting hillier again - well it's called the Black
Hills, so no surprise there. But the grades were generally gradual enough
for the road to retain a shoulder - with the exception of a small part in the
middle that had a short 7% downgrade, followed by a short 7% upgrade.
I arrived in Custer in time for a late
lunch. After yesterday's long day, I decided to cut this one short. (At least I
found the library to update the map once more.)
I'm staying at the Flintstones
campground - not because I like screaming kids, but it's the closest to
town. I'm a little behind schedule, so instead of riding to Mt.
Rushmore, I'm going on a van tour over there tonight. Then I'll head south
towards Nebraska tomorrow.
By the way, I haven't seen any other touring bicyclists since the one I saw just
east of Yellowstone.
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