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Push up, roll down, repeat

2010-06-25

I'm normally an early riser anyway. So even though I had only been asleep for 2 or 3 hours, the morning sun, cackling pheasants and a wet sleeping bag conspired to wake me up way too early.

It had rained all night long. The first storm hit about 10pm (sunset here), and the drizzle of the last storm subsided around 3am. Next chance I get I am beefing up my tent's rain handling capabilities.

Because of all the rain the gravel roads that I had intended to take were complete mush. The day turned insanely humid, so even though it was sunny the roads never dried. In the afternoon I detoured onto gravel again to see if it had improved. It hadn't. By this point the landscape had actually gone hilly, so I found myself pushing my bike up one hill after another on foot, because peddling against the mud, humidity and gravity combined was too daunting. Also, the wind was against me, but by this point that was a good thing.

I heard today that chocolate milk was better for you than sports drinks when exercising. Bonus. Now I can drink twice as much.

I ended the day early in Garrison, the Walleye Capital of the World and also, apparently, a town with very liberal child labor laws.

rain on the horizon


drying our my stuff at the Max city park


wind power!


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