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Stop and they'll get you

2010-05-23

I had hoped the mosquitoes would be calmed down by morning. Nope. They were even worse. If you paused for more than two seconds they'd get you. As long as I was on my bike I was fine. Throughout the day I had to make sure I stopped in wide-open wind-swept places. When I didn't the jabs ensued.

The Train Museum in Ladysmith was closed when I arrived. The one train outside looked much shinier in the brochure.

I continued north again today. Aeolus had my back so I made very good time. Some of my route lay on gravel roads through state forests. These were not smooth. But there were lots of critters to see: plenty of deer and turkeys and turtles again. Unfortunately no bigger critters such as bears or wolves.

The roads up here have fewer and fewer houses on them. I ran out of water on one stretch (it is hot and humid) and eventually came across a cabin whose owners thoughtfully left the back door unlocked. I'm not normally one to trespass so blatantly (really) but when you run out of water you can only think about one thing. I'll be more careful going forward.

I was listening to podcasts (as I do most of the day) when I heard something interesting. Wait a second, tomorrow's a holiday? I had already planned on taking the day off and doing a whole lot of nothing. Now I could do it without guilt.

Near the end of my day I stopped at the Oxbo Resort hoping to find a hot meal. Unfortunately it was closed. They were still recuperating from the previous day's event: the wood tick race. Apparently they had more than 120 contestants.

I finally stopped 10 miles west of Park Falls at an isolated cabin I have access to. I plan to rest here for a day or two before heading into town to deal with end-of-month work matters. Don't expect much from me this week.

Train Museum in Ladysmith


Little Falls on the South Fork of the Flambeau River


mama turkey


little turkeys


little deer


the cabin

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