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Trsnrtr 05-01-20 09:57 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21448948)
I was going to say that I really like the Driftless region but that I'd never ridden there... Then I looked it up and it technically begins about 5 miles away from me. Who knew?

Anyway, I consider it to be Driftless Lite once you get to Hastings, MN/Prescott, WI. One of the rides that I'd like to do this year would be to ride to Prescott, down the WI side and cross back over to MN at Red Wing. Starting from home, that'd prolly be a good 120 miles.

If I were to drive out for a ride, I'd be able to get further down the river, and it'd be a beautiful loop, but the crossings are few and far between, so I'd need to take a close look at it before committing.

My wife and I stayed in a B&B near Veroqua, WI for a week one time. Finding a doable tandem route of any distance was tough. Finding phone service was hard, too. :D

Nice riding that is hilly but not difficult and similar to where Datlas rides, maybe slightly gentler, is further east in the Kettle Moraine area, like LaGrange, WI. Think cheese and dairy.

seedsbelize 05-01-20 09:59 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21448971)
This is the one I've ridden most. I should go hit the local one today, I think I can incorporate it into a 25 miler.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2964e04d02.png

Is that the Salt River?

Trsnrtr 05-01-20 10:02 AM

Gotta go pump tandem tires for a ride. We’ll see if we can break 500’ of ascent for the day. :lol:

rjones28 05-01-20 10:11 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21448631)
Hi! What's this thread about?

Danger.

rjones28 05-01-20 10:15 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21448680)
Grab a car and head to Gettysburg.

So, the fun thing to do in Harrisburg is leave Harrisburg. Sad.

rjones28 05-01-20 10:16 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21448742)
I've never been to Oregon.

Me neither.

Velo Vol 05-01-20 10:17 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21448888)
The office itself was pretty dead. It's one of those appointment tests, so I don't have to wait with the masses.

A few times I went to the hospital for lab work. Even with an appointment I had to wait. I had to go through hoopla as if I was being admitted as a patient. :wtf:

Avoid.

Velo Vol 05-01-20 10:20 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21449041)
Me neither.

2200 miles away. Too far to cycle.

WhyFi 05-01-20 10:44 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21448995)
My wife and I stayed in a B&B near Veroqua, WI for a week one time. Finding a doable tandem route of any distance was tough. Finding phone service was hard, too. :D

Nice riding that is hilly but not difficult and similar to where Datlas rides, maybe slightly gentler, is further east in the Kettle Moraine area, like LaGrange, WI. Think cheese and dairy.

That looks like a teeeeeny town. Last year, we spent a few nights in LaCrosse, not too far away from there, and right on the river. Cute town with enough bars/restaurants/cafes to keep it interesting. I liked it there. We'll probably add it to the weekend trip rotation.

datlas 05-01-20 10:45 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21449029)
Danger.

Stranger danger?? :innocent:

WhyFi 05-01-20 10:45 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21449057)
2200 miles away. Too far to cycle.

You must not be serious.

datlas 05-01-20 10:46 AM

Mrs datlas has noticed that I am looking more gaunt than usual. I am down to about 138 which is a few pounds below my baseline of 142-ish.

I tried to explain that this is the normal cycle (sic) as I increase my riding this time of year.

She will have none of it, and has taken it upon herself to "fatten me up" as her project.

Stay tuned.

rjones28 05-01-20 10:53 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21449057)
2200 miles away. Too far to cycle.

I know those that have.

LAJ 05-01-20 11:00 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21449105)
I know those that have.

From Oregon, to Virginia, through pit bulls in KY, self supported, in 19 days. She's in our club, and she's fast forever. If you were to read her blog, you would truly get the meaning of self supported, and sometimes, it ain't pretty.

Trsnrtr 05-01-20 11:07 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21449089)
That looks like a teeeeeny town. Last year, we spent a few nights in LaCrosse, not too far away from there, and right on the river. Cute town with enough bars/restaurants/cafes to keep it interesting. I liked it there. We'll probably add it to the weekend trip rotation.

Oddly enough, we talked to several cyclist who had come there to train in the steep terrain. There was also a pretty decent bike shop there. Of course, this was in either 2006 or 2007 so it may be gone.

datlas 05-01-20 11:13 AM

Tomorrow looks like 50F to start and 70F to end. I think I will need leg warmers and arm warmers and a vest in order to handle the temperature changes.

#springtimeforcyclists

indyfabz 05-01-20 11:16 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21449045)
A few times I went to the hospital for lab work. Even with an appointment I had to wait. I had to go through hoopla as if I was being admitted as a patient. :wtf:

Avoid.

This one specific test goes off smoothly every time. Same nurse. Same place. Usually the same time once or twice/month. It really is a rarity in medicine. Going to the main lab for one-off blood work is a nightmare. Register on the machine like I have registered a dozen times before. Wait to get called. Go see a person at one desk. Wait some more. If I am lucky I don't have to go see another person at a second desk.

bampilot06 05-01-20 11:17 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21449136)
Tomorrow looks like 50F to start and 70F to end. I think I will need leg warmers and arm warmers and a vest in order to handle the temperature changes.

#springtimeforcyclists


above 50 I over heat with arm and leg warmers on. But I’m not as “gaunt” as you.

Velo Vol 05-01-20 11:18 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21449095)
She will have none of it, and has taken it upon herself to "fatten me up" as her project.

Good time for these (potato surplus). What are your favourites?

3, 4, 8


indyfabz 05-01-20 11:24 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21449110)
From Oregon, to Virginia, through pit bulls in KY, self supported, in 19 days.

:eek:

A couple of times in Montana I crossed paths with guys (and one gal) riding the Great Divide MTB Route race. The crazy thing was that someone had already won after only 13 days of riding. The finish is at Antelope Wells, NM, or the border with Mexico. Still, I don't think I could ever do it even at a snail's pace.

indyfabz 05-01-20 11:26 AM


Originally Posted by velo vol (Post 21449148)
good time for these (potato surplus). What are your favourites?

3, 4, 8

https://twitter.com/theprincetyy/sta...80224401063936

2,3,8

datlas 05-01-20 11:27 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21449143)
above 50 I over heat with arm and leg warmers on. But I’m not as “gaunt” as you.

I may actually skip the arm warmers. But many old guys like me like to keep our knees covered if it's below 60F.

:50:

datlas 05-01-20 11:28 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21449148)
Good time for these (potato surplus). What are your favourites?

3, 4, 8

https://twitter.com/theprincetyy/sta...80224401063936

I am ok with all except the cheese fries.

rjones28 05-01-20 11:28 AM

Not much variation on that list.

rjones28 05-01-20 11:30 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21449155)
:eek:

A couple of times in Montana I crossed paths with guys (and one gal) riding the Great Divide MTB Route race. The crazy thing was that someone had already won after only 13 days of riding. The finish is at Antelope Wells, NM, or the border with Mexico. Still, I don't think I could ever do it even at a snail's pace.

There's a local guy that has done Tour Divide. He took longer than 13 days.


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