Day Nine: Tippecanoe River to Peru IN: Trails and Cole Porter

We are very comfortably situated in The Cole Porter Inn tonight in Peru, Indiana, in the “Kiss Me Kate” suite, after a relatively brief fifty six mile ride here from a campground on the Tippecanoe River. Since it’s a holiday weekend lots of people were camping on the river — including our very friendly camping … Continue reading Day Nine: Tippecanoe River to Peru IN: Trails and Cole Porter

Day Five: Lake Mills to Racine: Kindnesses, beauty, and a little hypothermia

We started the day knowing that it was going to be dramatically colder, and probably rainy, with about 85 miles of cycling between where we started and where we planned to end the day. All of those things turned out to be true...except for the cycling part. Earlier in the week, after discovering that the … Continue reading Day Five: Lake Mills to Racine: Kindnesses, beauty, and a little hypothermia

Pedaling 90 miles from the yurt to Crow Wing State Park, and 78 to Walker, MN

We woke up to the first rooster at 4:15 am on Friday after a great but short night of sleep at the yurt, and slept intermittently as rooster two and three and four joined in and the sun started to rise. Packing up didn’t take too long and the resident peacocks saw us off as … Continue reading Pedaling 90 miles from the yurt to Crow Wing State Park, and 78 to Walker, MN

Last day on the Big BAM

The last day of our 315 mile ride could be summed up as headwind/sidewind/headwind/sidewind/headwind/sidewind/break for breakfast/headwind on a busy road with a terrible shoulder/sidewind/headwind/sidewind/drizzle/headwind/sidewind/headwind/long ride on Mexico Gravel Road/headwind/drizzle/done. Or at least that is the way it seemed to me. The original route for this ride was supposed to take us from Moberly to Arrow … Continue reading Last day on the Big BAM