Day 42-Rest Day in Witten berg, WI.

We were met by 2 of our 2016 coasters, Robyn and Mark, for dinner last night They were at a ride north of us and came with Amish cookies. It was a great visit. A much needed rest day. Laundry, bike clean and a roll into town for lunch.

Onward tomorrow to the Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field, Green Bay. Peace out Tres dog

Day 41-Colby to Wittenberg, WI- 70 miles and 1863 feet of elevation.

Featured image photo credit: Tom Coe

Another early roll out into this bucolic Wisconsin farmland.

Roads, paved and gravel limestone trails.

Downtown Wittenberg

A little farmland to make it interesting.

Two 2016 coaster friends, Robyn and Mark, are meeting us here for dinner tonight. We are looking forward to it. We have ridden 7 days in a row, over 500 miles with some elevation. Happy for a rest day. Peace out Tres dog

Day 40-Chippewa Falls to Colby-Abbotsford, WI-71.4 miles with 3022 feet of elevation.

It was a little later rollout but, not a lot.

The signage was great all day. This one reminded me of Mariella

I rode with Rich and Chrysa until lunch in these amazing farms and forests.

After my SAG lunch I was able to watch the Mennonite and Amish farmers leaving church in horse drawn carriages, cars and the youth on bicycles. It is Sunday.

A little later in the day I was able to pass one of these carriages. The hand built carriages were beautiful and the elegance of the single horse pulling the carriage with such discipline, power and finesse. A bucket list thrill for this bike rider.

We rode on into town of Colby for a festival and a free milkshake.

Central Wisconsin Concertina Club
Tractor pull

A beautiful day and glad to be done. One more riding day and a much needed rest day Peace out Tres dog

Day 38-Monticello, MN to Hudson, WI-74 miles and 2030 feet of elevation.

Featured image: Dunning Historic School.

An early rollout due to a tricky turning day to get around the North St. Paul area and into Wisconsin. The route map had a 91 turn day. So we had a triple digit turn day.

The day started out innocent enough and then we found civilization.

Coon Rapids Dam and multi use path over the Mississippi River
Photo credit: Chrysa Niewald

It seemed we were on every bike trail that this area had to offer. It could be difficult to navigate back and forth trail to road and then back again.

Photo credit: Chrysa Niewald

The route got us to the St. Croix river and the Wisconsin state line.

It was a long day and the barn could not come soon enough. Peace out Tres dog

Day 37-Sauk Center to Monticello, MN-71.7 miles with 789 feet of elevation.

Featured image: lake in Avon, MN on Lake Wobegon Trail

It was cool and foggy on the way. The dew droplets collected on our clothes and bikes and became water dripping off us, This went on for a while.

The trail was nice as the fog began to clear and the sun peeked out to warm us.

Rich
The trail towns were cute

Hopped on the MRT, Mississippi River Trail. Some was trail and some was road.

Otter Creek Park in Monticello.

Another 70 miler tomorrow. We enter our 6th state, Wisconsin. Peace out Tres dog