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Old 12-13-05, 08:22 AM
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Hi

Really want to do a tour in N.D. this summer. Any comments, suggestions, hints?

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Good Choice!

I've toured Montana, the Dakotas and Western Minn. and can say that the Dakotas are the easiest. Lots of flat land, lots of lesser traveled roads, lots of friendly people and little towns. I hope you like sunflowers! How about American Indian history? Homesteader folklore? Huge breakfasts that include gravy? North Dakota is what most of the rest of the world thinks what America is.... the Heartland---Christian, hardworking, honest, small town America! Complete with soda fountians!

The drawback is that it's a big State and some folks find riding north prarie boring. Of course all of Denmark kind of looks the same as well, so I honestly think North Dakota is a good place to tour.

List of tips.

1.The Black Hills, 'Nuff said.
2. Go to Church.... you'll meet lots of nice folks.
3.Start riding really early... you'll beat the heat and the locals often start before dawn.
4. Lots of stores close early-- 5 or 6 pm. Although this has gotten better lately.
5. As far a route, Google local bike clubs and ask for help. Nobody knows what the locals know. Also Google general information about the State and tourism. Google Mandan and Sioux history. And the James river (a favorite place of mine)

Last thing.... try to eat a pike if you go. mmmmmm good.
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Thanks I'll look into the google idea.

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