Day 24: Gateway into the Spirit Realm

Date: June 19th, 2019 Miles Traveled: 70 Weather: Beautiful. Partly/mostly cloudy. Physical Status: Tired, but goodSummary:Left La Valle at around 8:00AM and traveled along the "400" State Trail, the Elroy-Sparta Trail, and the Sparta-La Crosse Trail for most of the day. A significant portion of the Elroy-Sparta Trail was closed due to rain damage -- had … Continue reading Day 24: Gateway into the Spirit Realm

Update: July 5th, 2019

Hey all! Warning: apologetic reflection incoming. Over the past couple weeks, I haven't nearly as been proactive about posting stories about my travels as I thought I would be and I apologize for that. I set a very high bar for myself early on and continually struggled to find the time needed produce posts that … Continue reading Update: July 5th, 2019

Update: July 1st, 2019

Hey all! Thanks for your patience with regard to this blog. Although it may seem like I've gone missing in action, I assure you that I am alive and well! And by "well" I more accurately mean "not in a hospital or laying in a ditch on the side of the road". 😉 Unfortunately, I … Continue reading Update: July 1st, 2019

Day 23: The National Mustard Museum

Date: June 18th, 2019 Miles Traveled: 70 Weather: Mostly cloudy. Warm. Physical Status: Tired TL;DR: Mustard, Scottish chickens, metal graveyards, prairies, and a circus town. At around 7:30am, I woke up, said goodbye to Megan, wrote until 10:30am, packed up my things, went down the elevator, rolled up to the nearest bike path, and suddenly … Continue reading Day 23: The National Mustard Museum

Day 22: Madison ‘n’ Chill

Date: June 17th, 2019 Miles Traveled: 0 (My first actual rest day! Woo!) Weather: Good? (I don't even know. I stayed inside a majority of the day) Physical Status: Great TL;DR: Binge-watched Netflix, took a walk, got a burrito, and went out with Megan & friends. As I crept under the covers of Megan's air … Continue reading Day 22: Madison ‘n’ Chill

Day 21: America’s Copenhagen

Date: June 16th, 2019 Miles Traveled: 17 Weather: Overcast. Cool. Physical Status: "I'm so glad today's a low mileage day." TL;DR: A botanical garden, a zoo, and one bikeable city. After having breakfast with Brett and Doug, my previous hosts, I pedalled back onto the Glacial Drumlin Trail and traveled about 15 miles to the … Continue reading Day 21: America’s Copenhagen

Day 20: Les Go

Date: June 15th, 2019 Miles Traveled: 70 Weather: Clear in the morning, partly cloudy/overcast in the afternoon. Warm. Physical Status: Good. TL;DR: Guitartown, dozens of miles of rail trails, and a really cool, intellectual couple. After saying goodbye to Robert and his friend before they drove to the Fat Tire Tour of Milwaukee (FTTM) with … Continue reading Day 20: Les Go

Day 19: Cow Tales

Date: June 14th, 2019 Miles Traveled: 37 (+ an 83 mile ferry ride) Weather: Mostly cloudy. Cool Physical Status: Good. TL;DR: Ferries are fun... especially when you feel as if you're going to go overboard if you don't hold onto something. 😉 Today was a relatively relaxed day. Since my ferry ride across Lake Michigan … Continue reading Day 19: Cow Tales

Day 18: China Buffet

Date: June 13th, 2019 Miles Traveled: 56 Weather: Rainy, cold, and windy in the morning... Beautiful in the afternoon. Physical Status: Hanging in there. TL;DR: China buffet. Today, I awoke at around 6:30am on the couch of my previous hosts, Jakob and Kate. Teddy, their dog, was wide awake and proceeded to greet me by … Continue reading Day 18: China Buffet

Day 17: KZoo

Date: June 12th, 2019 Miles Traveled: 40 Weather: Gorgeous. Mostly sunny in the morning, overcast in the afternoon. Physical Status: Good TL;DR: Beautiful weather and some great bike trails. At around 8:00am this morning, I said goodbye to Jane and Al, my previous hosts, and set out on the road. Today was another gorgeous day. … Continue reading Day 17: KZoo