Fargo to Kathryn 85 miles

7/06/19 

The church provided us breakfast.  I just can’t say it enough how much this helps us and encourages us.

We had to weave through downtown  on the trail.  This is the first time I got my Garmin working so it was exciting to be able to see the route as we ride.  The problem we ran into was some construction areas in the downtown area.  Once we got orientated, it was fairly easy since part of the route was the same one we rode to get to the church yesterday.

Our first rest stop was at a convenience store in Kindrod.  I was glad because my food supply in my cubby was running low.  I was able to get supplies for the next rest stop which was at an intersection of two highways.

The roads were good and we had some climbs toward the end of the ride. One of these climbs was near an area where I was involved in a project where I helped in the design and construction a number of years ago. The end to the ride is in a town called Kathryn.  This town has about 50 residence. We stayed in the Kathryn Community Hall.  It wasn’t fancy but we were able to sleep inside.

We had a cold garden hose shower.  The propane heater was not hooked up.  When I took my shower I turned on the hose and started to get wet.  The water was extremely hot since no one had taken a shower in the last hour, so I thought the propane heater was turned up to high.  Little did I know the water was going to go from extremely hot to freezing cold in just a instant.  What a shock but I had to get the soap off and cold water was all there was.

Then I went to the only store in town, which was a bar, it had only chips and frozen pizza. Pizza would be on the menu later in the evening.

The leadership team wanted to find a way to use up some of the community food.  This is surplus food from churches or other donated food.  They came up with a Cook Off contest.  We had to use at least 3 items of food from the community food and then we could supplement it with anything we had.  I was lucky to be teamed with one to riders that was a good cook.  It was a fun competition.

Then back to the one store in town for Frozen Pizza.

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