opedaler from NE Nebraska on 8/9/2023 12:39:03 PM:
If I'm reading your question correctly, you seem to be going from Valentine to Bassett on your first day. There is a nice place to stay there and it is 64 miles. You can however stop in Ainsworth which is 47.5 miles and also has lodging available. My wife and I are coming up with the same dilemma take an extra day and make the first day shorter, or ride 64 miles and get done a little faster. Ainsworth has three hotels listed and one in Long Pine. You might want to double check me on this, and correct me if I am wrong tho.