Even hotter today. Woke up to the smell of urine. I think something peed out of a tree onto my bike - the saddle stinks, and it wasn't me.
A chance encounter, yesterday, with a very kind and insightful couple altered my route and helped me decided to ride into Iowa today instead of riding along in Minnesota for a few more days. As I crossed the Minnesota-Iowa state line, NOAA buzzed out 'Heat index 120. Stay indoors and avoid activity'. Not too likely. I reached St. Ansgar, battered stupid by the sun, and got directions to the nearest county park. It turned out to be down a very, very steep hill. This'll be nasty in the morning.