I got to Sioux Falls today and the ride was a bit wild. It started out wonderful because I was escorted by two cool Fargo biker gals. They turned around to head back home after about 40 miles. As I drove south, the sky got darker and darker. I hit about 10 minutes of rain but managed to skirt it most of the way.
But the wind! Today I experienced the strongest winds yet. It was so windy that I sometimes had a hard time keeping my head turned straight and my bike was getting pushed around. I stopped at a Starbucks for a rest in Watertown, SD, and almost got blown over while sitting on the bike.
And now, a line of strong storms with hail and rain and thunder is moving through. The nice people at my hotel let me pull Hazel up and under the front awning in case it hails a lot. That's a relief because it looks like the worst of the storm will be coming through overnight.
Tomorrow I have a talk at the Sioux Falls Barnes & Noble and then I travel west to Rapid City, South Dakota. So far, the weather report says the weather will be fine.
I really have been lucky on this trip - missing most of the bad weather. Knock on wood.
There is something really neat going on in Fargo, but I can't give you all the details yet. I will just say that several people have engaged with each other and embraced the breakthrough challenge and the result could be a fun new Fargo based business project/venture that might benefit a lot of people. I did four events in Fargo and the butterfly flaps were happening at each meeting - the ideas got developed even though there was very little overlap in the participants.
Thanks for your emails - I am enjoying reading them. I will spend some time in the next couple days on writing down specific stories and will share them with you.
Make this a great Friday - share your goal with three people and take two actions that support your goal. Go to bed focused and in action and have an awesome weekend.