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Go and Stop

2010-05-20

It must have been sixty degrees when I climbed out of my tent this morning. By the time I climbed down the hills and coasted into Sparta the temperature had dropped to forty-five. Brrr.

Sparta fancies itself the "Bicycling Capital of America.". Wouldn't you think the "Bicycling Capital of America" would have a convenient way to get from the bicycle trail to its restaurants? Silly. A few miles down the trail the small town of Rockland offered much better service.

The Elroy-Sparta trail ended in Sparta. I switched over to the La Crosse River trail and kept east. This trail isn't as scenic as the others I've been on. And it is mostly banked by Interstate 90 and a very busy railroad. Not a trail for peace and quiet. But there did seem to be an above average number of cats and rabbits.

Eventually I connected with the Great River Trail near Onalaska. I once again stopped early to get some work done. We have a number of customers going live that require my attention. Hopefully it will calm down soon and I can start logging some real miles. As I pointed out in my very first posting, this trip is much more of a life-style change than a vacation.

trailcam snapshot near my tent


La Crosse River Trail


wetlands


Sunfish Capital of the World

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