Riding The 109 Mile Mickelson Trail – At 80 Years Old

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This week my father, age 80, completed a 33-mile ride on the historic Mickelson Trail from Pringle, SD, to Edgemont, SD.  In doing so, he is now 10 miles away from riding the entire 109 miles of the trail. In past years he’s ridden many parts of the trail several times, but his goal this year is to do the entire trail.  He plans to do the last 10-mile segment from Crazy Horse to Hill City in the next week or so.   He looks forward to doing it all over again next year, when he is 81!  I hope I am going just as strong at 80 as he.

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