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Near Scottsbluff NE

Today's trip had 3 legs. The first was from Rapid City to Alliance NE. Once I got outside of Rapid City there was only one town, Chadron, for the 150 miles or so to Alliance. Outside Alliance is Carhenge which is a bunch of cars stacked and painted gray to resemble Stonehenge in England. This is one of those quirky "roadside America" places I wanted to stop at. It was another 125 miles to I-25. Since I took a bypass around Scottsbluff NE, I did not go through another town. That's 375 miles and passed through 2 towns. Remote doesn't begin to describe it. These are 2 lanes highways where the speed limit is 75 mph in a lot of places which I was going and people were passing me. The final leg was on I-25 and then a short distance of the one exit to get to Longmont.

Was on track to get to the Fairfield Inn by 3:30 or so but back on NE 88 a truck coming in the opposite direction threw a stone and chipped my windshield so I stopped to have that fixed before checking in. Still didn't really cost me much time. I had an early dinner at Wendy's while it was being fixed and got a call when I was walking back that it was finished. Got to the hotel right at 5.

Steps 4,008/77931 Bike 13.1/13.1

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