Sunday, May 30, 2010

Osceola, WI to Cambridge, MN day 14

46 miles biked today with cloudy skies and southwest winds 15 to 20 miles per hour.

Everybody was up and ready to go at 5:30 but we waited for the continental breakfast (if you want to call it that) before heading west. Our days ride started out with a 2 mile climb out of Osceola and into Minnesota. Hello Minnesota! Things flattened out considerably in a very short distance and we enjoyed a very easy ride for the first 30 miles. We stopped at Sunrise at a little bank that has been turned into a country bar (Sharon suggested it) and we sat out on the deck and took a break. It was not open yet.

From there we had a hill to bike out of Sunrise and then back to the flats. We made very good time and arrived at our destination of Cambridge by 11:30AM. Coming into Cambridge we had to ride in about a mile and half of road construction. So we were happy to arrive at our hotel.

Everyone showered and then we went for a walk to Culvers. On the way there Kathi was unusually quiet for a while. I looked at her and she had the biggest smile on her face that I've seen in a long time. I said Ya think it's pretty cool biking 750 miles in two weeks don't Ya? She said it sure is. Isn't it neat how you think alike after being together so long.

And then back to the hotel where we spent several hours visiting with Deb & Dennis in the lobby of the hotel . We decided to have pizza delivered to the hotel so we wouldn't have to leave the hotel. We had a very nice time sitting and visiting with Deb & Dennis. It is now 6:42PM and we are all settled into our hotel room for a good night sleep.

We ended the day today with total mileage of 756 miles biked in 14 days - that is far enough if you are driving from Dorchester to Chicago and back or from Dorchester to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. WOW, that's a lot of pedaling!!!

Before turning in for the evening I asked the host at the hotel if there was a way to get out of town without going through the construction zone. Her response was no problem, the construction ends one block away, all you have to do is put your tights on and go! We all had a good laugh at that.

Deb & Dennis will bike with us tomorrow to Milaca, MN and then there daughter, Amy, will pick them up and take them back to the cities. A special thank you to Amy for dropping Deb & Dennis off and then picking them up. Without Amy's assistance they wouldn't have been able to bike with us.

Happy trails!


  1. Ahhhh. Mar and I were wondering how in the heck the Veerkamps were able to ride with you without some sort of shuttle service. Sometimes those kids do come in handy ;--)

  2. Are we going to get to see some photos?