(note: this probably makes more sense here) Hey! It is interesting how this all happens, but I just rode through South Dakota with a friend and we were unaware of you guys. A good friend of mine just wrote this article about you. After resorting to bicycling on the freeway for half the length of the state, I applaud this schism! Now if we could convince the rails to trails program to create a network as advanced as our highway system, we could spur economic growth. Lately the word "economic" has had a negative connotation. By economic I mean good bicycle trails and routes, especially through rural areas, bring people who require food, water, shelter, and bicycle maintenance. (there is diversity here too, with horses and other ways of traveling on trails... pogo sticks) As bicycling becomes more mainstream, rural areas benefit from connections with trails. People from all over bring their special set of needs and wants. Because bicycling is a form of excersice, these needs are often met with healthier choices. This also affects each community a trail passes through because that is the energy we are bringing to the table ladies and gentlemen... and horses.