Central Wisconsin Touring

This last weekend, I teamed up with a couple of riding buddies and set off on a three-day, 270-mile tour to central Wisconsin. I rode the Devil.

Ready to roll (photo by GF)

Ready to roll (photo by GF)

On the road (photo by NV)

On the road (photo by NV)

Nate in Wautoma

Nate in Wautoma

Grant in Wautoma

Grant in Wautoma

Nate and Grant

Nate and Grant

Beach (photo by GF)

Beach (photo by GF)

Tipi: our abode

Tipi: our abode

Lake at HCSP

Lake at HCSP

No bikes = Bad

No bikes = Bad

At O'so (photo by NV)

At O’so (photo by NV)

Tomorrow River Trail (photo by NV)

Tomorrow River Trail (photo by NV)

Central Waters tap room (photo by NV)

Central Waters tap room (photo by NV)

Chasing shadows (photo by GF)

Chasing shadows (photo by GF)

Leaving the park (photo by NV)

Leaving the park (photo by NV)

Country road

Country road

French Creek Wetland

French Creek Wetland

Soybeans

Soybeans

Road, field, sky

Road, field, sky

Almost home

Almost home

Nearing Madison (photo by NV)

Nearing Madison (photo by NV)

Friday: Rode from Madison to Hartmann Creek State Park with stops in Montello for lunch, Wautoma for rest, and at the Wheelhouse near Waupaca for fish fry and beer. We capped off the day with a swim and a campfire.

Saturday: After a saunter around one of the lakes in the park, we rode to Plover for brunch at Christian’s Bistro and a beer at the O’so tap house, then rode to Amherst for more beer at the Central Waters brewery, with dinner ordered in from the Ambrosia. We then took a six-pack back to the park and spent some more time around the campfire.

Sunday: Rode back to Madison with stops for breakfast in Wild Rose, lunch in Montello, and rest and cold drinks in Portage. And true to form, we stopped for more beer and pizza in Madison before we went our separate ways.

Overall, it was a great trip. Bikes, friends, beer, camping, and the open road. More of that to come, to be sure.

2 thoughts on “Central Wisconsin Touring

  1. I am inspired by this (what I call a) high daily mileage tour. Looks like a great time for a few good buddies. Maybe I should try to get back in shape…

  2. SW says:

    For what it’s worth, I think we’d also call it a high daily mileage tour. But that mileage was really dictated not so much by the desire to ride high miles, but by our destination which just happened to be that far from home.

    In the end, it was just another version of what we like to do: ride all day, eat and have a few beers, and then do the same thing again the next day and the next (if we can get away that long). It’s not the mileage itself that matters, but the time, and the riding, and the friends.

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