Day Eight - Rapid City, South Dakota to Adair, Iowa (579 miles)

We started the day going east on St. Rt. 44. This is nice road through the rolling foothills of the Black Hills. We rode through the southern portion of the Badlands National Park. The roads were in terrible condition. We decided we had seen enough and chose not to ride back through the park on St. Rt. 240. We jumped on I-90 and set out to make some serious time. The rolling hills eventually gave way to prairie land. The ride was nice, but it was the interstate. As we began to approach Des Moines we thought we would start looking for a motel. After several stops we realized we were not going to find a room. What the hell could be going on? We were able to find a great city park in Adair. This park even had showers. We threw up the tent and we were set.


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