6over60 Team Pic

6over60 Team Pic
6 Over 60 Team, from left to right, Darryl, Dale, Ed, Pat, Tom, Jim, Dave

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Day 28 Murdo to Chamberlain SD

Day 28 Murdo to Chamberlain July 16SD 75 miles 1600' climbing

We meet a lone cyclist on the road and he rides with us to the next town Pesho

Daryl Schubert, interim Lutheran Pastor at three small towns, Vivien, Pesho, and Kennebec, meets us on the road.

We are taking a break, and in the distance we see another cyclist approaching us on this desolate road. Pat yells, there's Darryl! The rider on a recumbent stops and talks to us in a strong Aussie accent. And yes his name is also Daryl, spelled with one r. He road with us for 10 miles or so.

When we arrived in the small town of Kennebec,  Pat stopped Ann Arnoldy as she was going to the Post Office to get directions to the Community Center. Tom Meyers of Voyagers, asked us to stop in at the Community Center, where he and his family are known. Ann took us to the Community Center which was closed, let us in and let us do lunch there.

Ann Arnoldy is a native of Kennebec, her brother runs the family farm, she is an Attorney and was Prosecutor at Kennebec for a while. An older brother with disabilities lives with Ann.
Ann is one of the few cyclists in the area. When Ann was younger she cycled from Astoria OR to Kennebec SD on the Oregon Trail, by herself, with a friend that provided support. They camped all the way. Ann also would ride the tour Dakota yearly on her Bianci

Later that evening she drove to Chamberlain and met us at our camp site. She spent the evening with us sharing her local knowledge. She brought us a case of Corona and baked a home made strawberry pie with graham cracker crust that was delicious!

Group Picture at camp site next to Missouri River

Missouri River just after sun rise, we are up every morning at 5:30 and on the bikes by 6:30 if it is a long ride

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