Day 29 Grand Forks-Crookston

We’ve made it to Minnesota, although, sadly, there was no welcome sign upon crossing the border into the state. This is something I’ve been looking forward to when crossing province and state boundaries; Minnesota, you’ve let me down. It was a very, very quick 2 hour 40km ride today. Other excitement included meeting an 79-year-old man who is walking across the US for his 7th time?! What…pretty cool.

We got here and had nothing to do, so decided to head over to the Wal-Mart across the highway–pretty exciting. We got some food for lunch and upgraded our toiletry bag, which was formerly a ziplock bag. My mom had her call and I took a two-hour nap. How else would I spend my time?

We saved the nearby Mexican restaurant for dinner and headed over. It was pretty delicious. We finished off the meal with popsicle from the vending machine in the motel–our exciting lives!

My mom thought it would be a good idea to flip my tires as the back one is wearing out faster than the front, just because of the weight of the load. This would mean going through the process of changing two flats, without changing the tubes, just switching the tires. Basically, this meant a lot of work. I deflated a whole tire (which takes about 15 min to pump up), before my mom yelled oh my gosh what are you doing. I then had to explain to her that it wasn’t as easy as flipping the wheels, you had to take them a part and just flip the tires. After she realized this, we decided we would wait. I then, of course, had to pump up the totally deflated tire, which was a blast (no pun intended).

Tomorrow we’re riding to Fosston, MN, 75km South East of here. It should be a pretty easy ride so, luckily, a late start is in order.

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