Day 30 Windom, MN - Two Far 2018 - Trailing through the Rust Belt - CycleBlaze

June 15, 2018

Day 30 Windom, MN

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We got an early start today because the temperature was going to be over 90 this afternoon.  The route was only 42 miles and we expected to have a tailwind almost the whole way.  The first few miles were along the shore of Spirit Lake which is the largest lake in Iowa.  It was very peaceful this morning.

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Just after we passed the lake, we entered Minnesota.  There was no sign to mark the state line, but the road designation changed.  Welcome to Minnesota!

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As promised, here are some pictures of Minnesota farms.  The area we rode through looked prosperous.

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Someone had quite a collection of old tractors lined up along the road with a very weathered for sale sign.

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Our destination today was the town of Windom.  We saw these for sale on the way to our motel.

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After we checked in to the motel room with a garage - a first for us - we walked into town for lunch.  Windom has an attractive town square with a beautiful old courthouse.  Everyone wanted a picture.

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Alain was ready for a haircut after a month on the road and spotted a barber pole on a side street.  We found this shop.  He decided he'd better be prepared to deal with the "flare" they might give him.  

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Today's ride: 42 miles (68 km)
Total: 1,423 miles (2,290 km)

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Michael SchoenEntered MN somewhat east of my prior "stomping grounds" in Rock County, the southwestern-most county in the state. Also infamous as the only county in the state that does not have a single natural lake.
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Alain AbbateTo Michael SchoenMore old stomping grounds? You seem to have stomped along much of our route.
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Michael SchoenTo Alain AbbateI'm just a midwest kind of guy.
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Rich McKayIn your encounter with "Hair With 'Flare'", did you ever determine whether they were playing with the words, or whether someone never passed spelling class?
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Alain AbbateTo Rich McKayI didn't think it would be fare to ask such a question.
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Rich McKayTo Alain AbbateAnd why knot?
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