Today we lost one of our riding buddies, Rich Dehle-Koch. He rode with us for 10 days but is leaving today to go to his daughter’s “Entrance into Professional Service”. His wife drove all night to Hebron to pick him up. We had a lot in common other than just bike riding. He loves the outdoors and is also an Eagle Scout.
Ed and I waited in Hebron until the café opened at 8:00 a.m. so we could have some time with Rich and his wife. This put us way behind the rest of the riders but it was worth it.
There was also another milestone for Ed today. Ed completed 10,000 miles for MS. He got to this total before me because he did part of the Atlantic Coast ride this year and I didn’t.
I will achieve last in this ride.
We rode hard and were able to catch up with a couple of the riders but that was because they love to stop and take a lot of pictures.
Their was another milestone for this us on this ride. Today the temperature exceeded 90 degrees. The highest I say was 93. The interesting thing about this was even though it was hot the humidity was extremely low so the wind actually cooled our bodies.
Tonight we are camping in the Medora campsite. We are also going to the Medora Musical which was right across the road from our campground but at the top of hill. We lucked out when a local in a pickup offered to give us a ride to the top of the hill.
Before the musical we had a great steak dinner.
The musical was as been presented since the 1950s and the outdoor drama is dedicated to Theodore Roosevelt and is surrounded by the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. If you are ever in the neighborhood I strongly suggest attending. Here are just a few of the picture I took.