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Day 39- July 10, 2014 Necedah – Amherst – 72 miles (total miles 2532)
Weather beautiful, 70 -75 degrees, sunny with a headwind
We got up early and then enjoyed breakfast in our cabin. It was nice to have a space to cook and a table to eat at in the cabin. It was nice to be back in Wisconsin and with all the great county roads to bicycle on. I don’t think we had a car pass us for hours at a time. Also the area is so beautiful, lots of farms and rolling hills.
The ride was good but a bit tough – the route we took did not have any towns to stop in to grab something to eat or drink and we both bonked due to not eating enough – we truly should know better but we just kept going on Cliff Bars and Power Bars- not quite enough. Add to that the fact that we were dealing with a tough headwind for the last 30 miles of the ride and we definitely needed lunch when we reached Plover. Luckily there was a Chinese Buffet we hit – lots of food to fill us up. We then went over to the O’SO Brewery in Plover and had a couple of beers – good beer and fun brewery and of course Peter had to buy another beer glass!!
We then headed to Amherst for our overnight stay at a Warm Showers home. Kris and Cathey were very gracious and welcomed us into their home with a great dinner and interesting conversation. We started our day the next morning with homemade scones and fresh fruit – what a great way to start our next bicycle day. Special thanks to Kris and Cathey!!
Day 40 – July 11, 2014 Amherst to Green Bay – 75 miles (total miles 2607)
We were excited to get going this morning because we were going home for a few days. Our route took us again on several county roads and we enjoyed the beautiful scenery and quiet roads. Our route took us through Weyauwega where we stopped to visit with the City Administrator – Patrick Wetzel who is a friend of Tracy’s. It was nice to see Patrick and we had a nice visit. He has been doing a good job as the Administrator and has lots of exciting things going on or in the works.
We then headed to New London on Hwy X a beautiful road located adjacent to the Wolf River. After lunch we were cruising along – I think we both were getting excited to get home. About 20 miles out a couple of reporters and camera man from Fox 11 showed up to take video of the rest of our ride to Green Bay. They were getting footage for a story they planned to do on our bike ride. They finally met us at our house and interviewed us to complete the story. It was very fun. For those of you in the area it will air Thursday night and I am sure will be on their website later – please take a look.
We are happy to be home for a short break but excited to get going again and will head to Manitowoc to take the Badger Ferry across with Tracy’s mom and dad. We are excited to spend some time with Tracy’s parents to find out how their summer is going and tell them more about ours.
Hope to see you tomorrow Friday, July 12th at our house anytime between 4:00 – 9:00pm BYOB and a treat to share we need the calories!!!