I biked into Bismarck, North Dakota.
Being on a budget we stayed at the Days Inn. I was already wiped because I biked in 100 degree weather over 100 miles, almost ran out of water, and was fatigued.
Luckily, the hotel I stayed at had a wall unit that couldn't keep up with the weather outside. I guess you get what you pay for. At least I wasn't camping.
Because my route to Fargo was along Interstate 94 (yes, I traveled this way from eastern Montana to Fergus Falls, Minnesota), and you could go 80 miles without an exit, I decided to leave at 2:45 a.m. Otherwise, I could run out of water.
I got very little sleep and felt a little sick the next day. However, I was thrust in an environment where I couldn't focus on my feelings. I was biking out of Bismarck in the pitch black, hoping trucks would see my lights. I even had to race over a one-lane bridge with a truck in the distance hoping I wouldn't be highway roadkill.
First dawn 2 hours after I started biking. I think I ran over 3 or 4 frogs at this point.
Either way, I had eventually biked to my destination and made my 100 miles.
The point is that sometimes if you focus away from your feelings to others or different situations you can get through a bad night of sleep. Did I sleep amazingly well in Jamestown? You bet. I slept like a baby.
If you are ever struggling to get out of a bad sleep cycle, considering varying your environment through exercise or trying something new.
Exit 258 will always have some significance in my life. I saw 2 state troopers camped out on the way. Of course I got weird looks passing them.Order Now!