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I have been taking some time to reflect over the miles covered in the past months and where to move forward. In a small town called Wall I ran across four biker’s with dirt on their faces and saddle bags weighed down, they had literally been hitting the dusty trail. It somewhat peaked my interest on the whole matter of biking. I overheard them taking about how they ate 50 miles for breakfast. There is something energizing about riding in a pack for distances at a time.


Back in my town I’m calling home Sioux Falls, I have been considering the food we have been eating and the high prices for the term “organic” which we consume. On the long stretch of road from the Black Hills to our homestead the radio tuned in and out, I caught just enough of it to hear Meat Glue and wondered what is that? Turns out they take bad, small pieces of meat and push it together with some toxic glue and mark Premium meat on it. Great, I even think that some of the organic products we buy may not be with the best guidelines but who is to say. Often when the fruit sticker reads Mexico I am a little skeptical, but I buy in good faith. Over the next weeks I am going to be diving into our food supply.


Just why is there over two hundred billboard signs for this small town. A sign for every need, want, or desire. Coffee, Free water, cheap gold, if only they had the answers for life’s hard questions up there.



Warm days like these its nice to have friends like Badger sunscreen.  A little here, a little there, and boom we are out the door. Badger sponsored us a lot of sun screen to make our goal happen. I can’t wait to hit the bike trial weather looks like it is going to hold until evening for thunderstorms. This will be my first time on the bike trial the road to nowhere. I have no idea where it goes but feel it is time to get my feet wet. I hope to see a lot of free spirited bikers out tomorrow.

Rain drops keep falling out of the pale gray sky. Sounds of cars are muffled by the interior of the house. My car has been parked for 16 days now and part of me misses it and the other is enjoying the whole simplistic life. Found this bike today for about the same price as the Madsen, the only thing I am invesus of is the cover. I like the fact that I can haul things of all sizes and use it solo. Great idea though.

Today’s project was making the earth out of play dough. I asked Lynden what the earth was made up of because this was a previous lesson for us. He report Air…yes Water… Yes O my teaching is working GARBAGE… O no… Here are some pictures of their lovely earths.