Monthly Archives: July 2015

Day 42: Brooklyn, WI to Wauwatosa, WI — 85 miles

Sometimes it seems that nothing ever goes according to plan. While today’s distance, 85 miles, was on the longer side, I’ve done several longer rides on the trip so far. And the wind was blowing out of the west, pushing … Continue reading

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Day 41: Platteville, WI to Brooklyn, WI — 84 miles

It was great to get back on the road again, after the first rest day caused by bad weather. The resulting day — today — was just about perfect. The sun was out, the wind was behind me, with no … Continue reading

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Week 7: Stats and Observations

This was a frustrating week, as there was a lot of down time and not much time spent biking. It was by far the shortest weekly distance, due to a combination of planned days off to visit with family, and … Continue reading

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Rest Day: Platteville, WI

Well, it was bound to happen at some point: today was the first rest day due to inclement weather. I had gotten late starts before and have had to change my destination because of weather, but not cancel a day’s … Continue reading

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Day 40: Cassville, WI to Platteville, WI — 35 miles

I had a difficult time making up my mind about today. My original plan was to go from Strawberry Point to Platteville in one day. But early thunderstorms ruined that plan, so I ended up going to Cassville instead, and … Continue reading

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Day 39: Strawberry Point, IA to Cassville, WI — 42 miles

For awhile, it looked like this was going to be a repeat of Friday. The morning began with a string of thunderstorms passing through the area, and I waffled back and forth over whether I should just stay in Strawberry … Continue reading

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Rest Day: Oelwein, IA

For this rest day, I spent the day with my mother. This marked the first time since June 10th, the first day of my trip, that my mother was not worried about me. After breakfast, we went the 20 miles … Continue reading

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