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    My sister is here from Zimbabwe, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Some young leadership thing hosted/ sponsored by the Presidents Obama and Nelson Mandela something something something. Look at the map. It's almost straight up from Dallas. Eh, why not. Took off, hung out with her the day before the whole thing started. Next day took off for Mt Rushmore (i'm "in the area, right?") Endured hours and hours of rain. I stopped somewhere when the side winds got too powerful. Somewhere in S Dakota I stopped again and bought some cheap waterproof boots at Walmart.

    South Dakota is fucking gorgeous. The country side is prairie or forest. Rolling hills dotted with lakes and streams. Thick dense forest. And the roads, those curvy badlands roads are a joy to ride.

    Anyway Mt Rushmore was very touristy. I found the Crazy Horse memorial to be more spiritual, more authentic. Sturgis is ghost town when it's not a weekend or bike week. I was not whelmed.

    Hustled home and banged my right foot/ big toe against something in Oklahoma. For a second few minutes I thought I had broken it. A car had changed lanes in front of me, and I broke one of my cardinal rules by not immediately braking to maintain a good gap. It straddled something in the road, I saw it last second, swerved to avoid it, but caught my foot on it. Holy hell. Instant pain.
    I stopped at the first gas station, minutes before they closed, bought some ice, asked for atrashbag, and iced that puppy for a good hour. I had my meds with me so I took a painkiller and anti inflammatory as well. I needed to get home so I mounted up and got home at about 3am. Iced it again.

    I could put weight on it the next morning, though it was still swollen. It's better again today, but still swollen but less so than yesterday.

    Bike has 11XXX miles on it. I'm sending in my third payment for it tomorrow. Have bike, will travel.

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    Edit; bagged five more destinations in my "around the world in the USA" tour as you can see one in the picture; Gothenburg, Malmo, Wellington, Geneva and Prague. Perth and Rome, sadly, are unincorporated communities that don't have a sign announcing you've arrived, otherwise It would have been seven. I nearly went up to North Dakota to bag Rugby, Munich and Hague.
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    You’re a machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neanderthal
    i'm "in the area, right?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rare White Ape View Post
    You’re a machine.
    It's been such a relief to not have doctors visits, psychiatrist, and physical therapy and specialists and so on. I endured 3 months of that. I couldn't be gone from home for more than a day. Do you know how much Netflix, HBO, YouTube I watched? YouTube doesn't even know what to recommend next for me.

    This last month has been glorious! I've been over compensating, just a little. A local Honda dealer here sells a 3 year pre- paid maintenance contract for ~$1900. The 16000 mile service that includes valve adjustments (6 hour book time) is $1200 by itself, so that was a no brainer. It was serviced 2 days before my last trip. I think it will need another service by middle of next week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
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    I'm a self enabler.

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