July 1

1 07 2009

Day 24:

Another chilly day in Wisconsin today. We were up early for breakfast and after a few quick repairs we were on the road. The rain held off all day and the wind is beginning to slow down. We were making pretty good time throughout the day…even with the persisting rear wheel problem. Wisconsin certainly has more hills than expected, but after 3 weeks we are cruising up them. We rode by farm after farm for 30 miles until our first opportunity for lunch at a small bar/restaurant (we were the only ones there) in Dorchester, WI. We continued on the rural roads throughout the afternoon, passing through multiple Amish communities, and sharing the road with horse drawn buggies. We decided to follow a dirt road in order to take the most direct route and save ourselves a few miles. It worked out well and we were back on the paved roads in no time. We made it to Stanley, WI and stopped for dinner on our way to the motel. We met Terry and Debbie, a very friendly couple. Terry helped with directions and Debbie offered us coffee in the morning. Thanks! We headed next door to the Super 8 for the night after 72 miles. Now it’s time to tune the bikes and grab dessert. Long day tomorrow. Mom flies out tomorrow morning and we will meet her friday afternoon in Minneapolis if all goes well.

Happy Canada Day!