Northwoods Sojourn

It’s pretty hard to beat fall in the Wisconsin Northwoods–and we seem to make a trip north about this time each year to visit the in-laws and get outside in the crisp, mosquito-free air. This time, I took the Pugsley and squeezed in not one but two different rides. On Saturday, after a stop for […]

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Despite my best intentions, there just hasn’t been much bike camping this year. There were plans for weekend tours, a week-long tour, and any number of other things. But they weren’t to be, for a variety of reasons (often lameness on my part though). This is just what the S240 is for. Little planning is […]

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A new (to me) road

It’s new to me, anyway. And ever so close to town. I’ve ridden past it countless times, but never had reason to check it out. Features include: corn, soybeans, cranes, a hog farm, and some of the smoothest rolling pavement around. It looks like it was repaved last year sometime, and still hasn’t succumbed to […]

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Mini-touring in Mt. Horeb

We’d intended to take a mini-tour the week of my birthday, but because of some extenuating circumstances, we couldn’t make any reservations until only a few days before we might have left. While I was casting around southwestern Wisconsin for a vacation rental, I came across the Gonstead Guest Cottage in Mt. Horeb. It’s a […]

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The Bearskin

This past weekend, we went north for the annual summer gathering of my wife’s family. They live a bit west of Rhinelander and very near some fine mountain bike trails, as well as low-traffic paved and unpaved roads, and one of my favorite rail trails in Wisconsin. I’d originally intended to ride some single-track at […]

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The Bear

For the past couple of years, I’ve ridden the Gravel Metric on Memorial Day weekend. It’s a well-run event put on by an excellent group of people. But this year I was looking for something different–something not in farm country. Enter the Bear 100. Either 100 miles or 100 kilometers (or 25 miles, if you […]

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30 Day of Biking–Week Three

Another week, another seven days of cycling. Commuting, taking the long way home, the weekly coffee-outside ride, a Sunday road ride in the sun (with its attendant early season sunburn), and more porteur-ing to work and a conference. Also, the Necro-Pug is sorta for sale. Kinda.

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