Tag: Wild Cat Park & Marina

IM16 – Long and Lovely Day

Brownsville, Minnesota to Wabasha, Minnesota Distance: 73.1 miles Ascent: 2,033 feet http://cyclemeter.com/51ced2364be66c17/Cycle-20160805-0731 Cumulative Distance this tour: 753.5 miles As previously noted, this was one fantastic campsite, the best yet on this tour. Sunrise over the Wisconsin bank. Mist rising off the river waters. Very dewy conditions due to yesterday’s rains. Magical. Phil got up real early, with Jack and I lagging. We arose to winds from the north between 5 and 10 mph, so our early riding took us into a headwind. The scenery along the river road, however, was again marvelous, blue skies with white clouds and the wide

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IM15 – Doesn’t Get Better

Monona, Iowa to Brownsville, Minnesota Distance: 68.2 miles Ascent: 3,583 feet http://cyclemeter.com/51ced2364be66c17/Cycle-20160804-0808 Cumulative Distance this tour: 680.5 miles Wonderful overnight tenting in Monona’s Gateway Park. Once packed, we each headed over to Subway or Quillin’s grocery store for things like lemon-filled donuts and coffee. In the center of Monona we picked up Pleasant Ridge Road headed east, and took it 14 miles in the early morning mist prior to sunrise, through fields of corn and soybeans. Reaching the river bluff, we were rewarded with a 500’ drop in elevation to reach the town of Marquette. Giddy-up! Marquette is a tiny

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