The first little town we came to was Packwaukee - don't you love the name - on a large lake that we rode along for quite a while. Our sag stop was in the town of Montello, but the best stop was in the town of Princeton where the American Legion was holding a brat fest which they do every Friday and Saturday of July and August. Now that was fun! Of course Mimi, didn't exactly chow down, but I did!
We had our second sag stop in Ripon - birthplace of the Republican party! And also home of Ripon College, Alma Mater of Harrison Ford.
One of the things we saw today that was pretty special were sand hill cranes just off the road. We have seen cardinals, gold finches, warblers and really a huge variety of birds over the course of the ride. But seeing those cranes just on the side of the road with their red crowns shining in the sun was pretty special.
Now we are happily in Fond du Lac at the foot of Winnebago Lake. Fond du Lac means "bottom or foot of the lake." And our fun tonight was a t-shirt swap that included being able to "steal" a t-shirt someone else had chosen. It got pretty down and dirty, but Mimi and I managed to weasel our way to t-shirts we are both happy with. A fun end to another great day on the road!
Miles - 84
Total miles - 2572
Elevation Gain - 2500 (elevation loss - 2595)
Next stop - Manitowoc, WI
Link to Mimi's Garmin info
Link to the map of our ride
|All about the Dells|
|Our morning views - soybeans, farms and forests|
|A little closer look - our road wound around these fields|
|Not bad for a sag stop|
|Up close and personal with the brat and sauerkraut|
|The scene at the Brat Fry|
|Home of the college, and yes, birthplace of the Republican party!|
|Gorgeous country alongside the bike path|
|And, another bike path - we love|
the quiet and not having to
worry about cars.