I decide to maintain my aversion to the slab, taking the River Road south along the mighty Mississippi before cutting east toward Madison.
Minnesota Motorcycle Maps
The Midwestern scenery is familiar. Rural towns are dotted along the highway, running parallel to the railroad which services a grain elevator in each town.
Well rested in the quiet town of Lemmon, South Dakota, the sky is clear and the air cool. We pack up, now reenergized after yesterday's terrible riding.