Northern Tier 2010

August 1, 2010

Slowing Down a Bit

Filed under: North Dakota, Section 04 — Henry Scott @ 6:00 pm

After yesterday’s unplanned century, we decided to stop early today to allow more recovery time — 25 days straight in the saddle is taking a bit of a toll on me, and Maine is still far away. So, today we only covered the 50 miles from our camp near Tokio to Binford. I was napping by 2:30! It felt great to reach our destination and actually rest; on our other rest days we’ve ended up doing lots of around-town biking, fiddling with the bikes, etc..

The population of Binford is only 200, and nothing was open today. I was a bit disappointed at first, but that ultimately made it easier to follow through with getting more down time. I intend to advocate the same routine for the next two days because in addition to more recovery, it will put us in Fargo fairly early in the day on Tuesday, and I’d like some time to check it out. I wonder if I can get some Tru-Coat for my bike?



  1. “That’s a real good deal on that Tru-Coat there.” One of my favorite movies. Hope you had a nice nap, now get back to work.

    Comment by Erika — August 2, 2010 @ 2:57 pm

  2. Glad you’re taking it (comparatively!) easy. “Rest and
    restore,” as the saying goes. I see on the Northern
    Tier Route that when you do get to Fargo, you’ll have
    completed the first four sections of the itinerary.
    Wow. –Would be nice to know your impressions of
    Fargo compared to the movie.

    Comment by Celinda Scott — August 2, 2010 @ 3:20 pm

  3. Let’s just be sure no one has reason to ask you or Seth, “so that would be yer friend in the chipper there, eh?” and, if you run into any cryptic messages, you can call on our 1970s friend from The Electric Company, Fargo North, Decoder!

    Comment by Bruce — August 2, 2010 @ 11:06 pm

  4. The money is buried at the 159th fence post west of the big ox. I hope you have room in your trailer.

    Comment by George Cass — August 3, 2010 @ 2:12 am

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