The ride up 1804 is a biker's dream. Great senery, excellent roads and small traffic count. Even "surfing" a thunderstorm add to the thrill.
By the time I neared my destination, I realized, I'd not done my homework and started looking for a campsite. But first, I needed food so I found the nearest grocery store; in Selby. As I was approaching Selby I decided to search once more for a closer camp spot. I found "Hilltop Motel & Campground". Anything beats another 25 miles to the campground, so I settled on it. One mile out of town I heard and felt a horrible sound as I down shifted. My rear derailleur was mangled. I walked one mile and found the nicest and most economical camping of the trip. I'll call this home until replacement parts arrive. I've ordered them from Sean, my new favorite bike guy from St. Joseph MO. I may be back on the road as early as Wednesday.
Today's mileage - 97 + 1 mile walk
I could not have planned this layover if I tried. Thank you, God, for directing my path.