Steve Clark awoke this morning in Pipestone, MN thinking he had three hours remaining of his ride to Sioux Falls from St. Paul, MN. He opened the door and a 35mph headwind greeted him.
8 hours later he arrived in Sioux Falls. At some point his maps had blown away so he relied on directions from friendly folks along the way.
He was travelling light - can you really carry a backpack or pull a trailer on a carbon fibre Cervelo? For $3 he purchased pants, shoes and a collared shirt from a thrift store. He'll return them on his way out of town. That bit of information pushed my envelope.
He explained the various ways he lives sustainably - and the various things he's learned while doing it. He pushed the audience's envelope a bit with talk of composting human waste, which is fun.
Steve Clark returns to Sioux Falls May 14 & 15 to be part of the South Dakota Bicycle Coalition's Traffic Skills 101 course. If you read this blog and are local you should probably be in the course. If you read this blog and don't want to pay to take the course let me know.
More information will appear at www.southdakotabicyclecoalition.org soon.
I'm looking forward to tomorrow! Mitchell Joachim speaks. His TED profile says, "Homes can and should be truly organic. Different from the kind of organic houses Frank Lloyd Wright had in mind, and actually edible. And while I'm at it; cars should be soft. We designed these ideas and more… Of course they are not brand new concepts, but its now more possible and relevant than ever."
Mitchell Joachim - another world class talent in Sioux Falls. Tonight I listened while he and Steve Clark talked about David Byrne.
I'm just happy to be here.