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abshipp 07-13-20 11:35 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21585010)
Lacrosse is a cute little town. We spent an extended weekend there last year, really liked it and decided that we'd have to go back again. That said, a big part of what I liked was the mix of shops and restaurants/bars, and I don't know how much that mojo has changed in current conditions.

Good to know, thanks :thumb:

It was a little strange being up in northern WI last week, everything was open and we were in a bustling little tourist town.

With cases increasing in WI we'll see what happens. It's not much of an issue for us to travel somewhere since we are very unlikely carriers, but of course we don't want to bring something back home with us.


Originally Posted by SwtBadger (Post 21585026)
Don't do Lacrosse, it has rained 4 out of the 5 times I've gone there :notamused:. Of course YMMV and likely will.

The Elroy Sparta trail is a great ride. With the 3 tunnels remember to bring a flash light. I am pretty sure its unpaved as are the other rails to trails bike trails in the area. I've never road biked in the area, but I'm guessing with the bluffs, Mississippi, and general wooded wilderness could likely put together a good ride or two. Wisconsin puts out a bike guide and there may be some suggestions for road bike routes in there.

Elroy-Sparta has been on my list for a while. Just another one of those "hopefully someday, it could be fun" trips - close enough to consider it but just far enough to make it warrant at least an overnight stay which are few and far between for us.

This would be a non-cycling trip. My wife has lived basically all of her life in northern Illinois, but informed me that under no circumstances does she want to spend her 30th birthday here :lol:

indyfabz 07-13-20 11:41 AM

I have been a busy beaver at work today.

SwtBadger 07-13-20 11:55 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21585010)
That said, a big part of what I liked was the mix of shops and restaurants/bars,

You reminded me of the first time I was in Lacrosse....only time I was "asked" to leave from a bar. The ask was a bartender with a billy club :twitchy:. I did leave rather quickly.

Backstory, didn't like it when a boyfriend of a girl I knew put his hands on her in a semi-violent manner.

Velo Vol 07-13-20 12:08 PM

:foo:


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2796bd2795.jpg

abshipp 07-13-20 12:27 PM


Originally Posted by velo vol (Post 21585169)
:foo:

43.8138 n, 91.2519 w

Velo Vol 07-13-20 12:49 PM

Are there any towns named for bicycling?

BillyD 07-13-20 12:55 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21584751)
You rest up, Bill. Youre the one supposed to be taking it easy. :D

That I am. It's a weird feeling just lying around doing nothing productive . . . and especially so to not have the wife nagging you to do something. :lol:

WhyFi 07-13-20 12:57 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21585169)

Yup. That's where it started. In a tie-in that rail fans would like...

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6qaqxn

(edit: video is SFW, but the host site isn't always... :twitchy:)

LesterOfPuppets 07-13-20 12:59 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21585249)
Are there any towns named for bicycling?

How 'bout a small chain of Mexican restaurants in VA?

https://www.guadsmexicanrestaurant.com

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7b048d0f3b.png

seedsbelize 07-13-20 01:38 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21584950)
Same. Plus, every time I am off the bike more than 3 or 4 days I am askeered what little fitness I have is melting away!

I rode 20 flat miles yesterday, my fourth ride in 3-4 months, and my whole body was sore after.

seedsbelize 07-13-20 01:41 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21585018)
Her account is private but she's listed on the Hells 500 page (the official Everesting site). There's also an article in (I think) the Star Tribune, but it's either behind a paywall or I've exceeded my view quota. Her name is Alix Magner, if you want to look it up.

A Scot.

MoAlpha 07-13-20 01:42 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21585249)
Are there any towns named for bicycling?

Crank, ND.

seedsbelize 07-13-20 01:47 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21585362)
Crank, ND.

Roubaix, France

gnome 07-13-20 01:47 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21585000)
What does she suffer from?

MoAlpha at a guess.

seedsbelize 07-13-20 02:06 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21585261)
That I am. It's a weird feeling just lying around doing nothing productive . . . and especially so to not have the wife nagging you to do something. :lol:

I felt like that in the beginning of my recuperaton, but by the end of those two months, it was like white on rice.

Velo Vol 07-13-20 02:12 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21585264)
Yup. That's where it started.

Incorrect.

It started in rjones28's hunting grounds. Cazevokistan or other parts unknown.

MoAlpha 07-13-20 02:29 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21585372)
Roubaix, France

:lol:

Velo Vol 07-13-20 02:31 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21585264)

Also, kindly post videos that have not been flipped. :crash:

indyfabz 07-13-20 02:47 PM

Stupidly had my coffee press shipped to the office we moved out of. Now I have to try to track it down.:mad:

datlas 07-13-20 02:54 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21585249)
Are there any towns named for bicycling?


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21585372)
Roubaix, France


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21585451)
:lol:

Don't laugh. Just wait until that town gets served papers from Specialized. Then we will see who is laughing.

Bah Humbug 07-13-20 03:01 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21585507)
Don't laugh. Just wait until that town gets served papers from Specialized. Then we will see who is laughing.

Id love to see the rebuttal from the EU.

LesterOfPuppets 07-13-20 03:47 PM

Laced up the front during lunch. Gotta dig for spokes for the rear, hopefully be able to lace it up and tension both this evening...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2d88b15768.jpg

Maybe tape, tyres and goop in the morning.

Trsnrtr 07-13-20 04:29 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21585261)
That I am. It's a weird feeling just lying around doing nothing productive . . . and especially so to not have the wife nagging you to do something. :lol:

:bday:

kissTheApex 07-13-20 04:44 PM

I imagine an Addiction happy hour gathering in one of their locations. :beer:


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21585269)


Bah Humbug 07-13-20 04:53 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21585604)
Laced up the front during lunch. Gotta dig for spokes for the rear, hopefully be able to lace it up and tension both this evening...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2d88b15768.jpg

Maybe tape, tyres and goop in the morning.

Nice shoes.


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