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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!

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8 responses

4 07 2009
Charlie Hatton

Wishing the Woodwards fireworks on the 4th!!! Now that Mom has joined the team, I can feel a century day coming up…happy pedaling!

3 07 2009
Cate

Brian,

This really is wonderful…I intended to wish you all a happy Canada Day but missed it…so I’ll wish you all an early Happy Fourth of July! I wonder where you’ll see the fireworks??

Happy pedaling

3 07 2009
Tim Ludy

Been watching your progress of your amazing trip!!! Been wanting to comment but am at a loss for words. I am too envious. Happy 4th!

3 07 2009
Gretchen, Hal, Kelly and Brian

Didn’t mean to be anonymous.

3 07 2009
Anonymous

Hi all, Just wanted to let you know that Tracker is doing well and seems very happy to see me when I arrive. Your mom was a little anxious yesterday, but very excited to see you all. She has missed you! Enjoy your family reunion today! Gretchen

7 07 2009
woodwardbiketrip

Thank you! We are happy to have the whole gang here and everything is going well. I hope you guys are getting some sunshine to enjoy the pool. We will call to check in soon…maybe tomorrow. Thanks again!

2 07 2009
Jerry & dianne muller

We met your mother at Logan airport. She is talking to my wife Dee right now. We are interested in your trip. We wish you well. Your mother is looking forward to joining you on your bike trip. My wife and I are headed to Alaska for a vacation and will check in on your progress. Best wishes Jerry muller.

2 07 2009
Marc

Just wishing you folks a Happy and Safe 4th, Lindsay, Evan and I are thinking of you folks. If you get a chance to stay again in Wisconsin try Wisconsin-Dells, nice tourist area. You folks will have fun in the Twin-Cities as well. All the best. The Dorsey Family

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