Tour2012

Journey to the East: 8 July 2012

on the Great River Off-Road trail Settling, white dew does not discriminate, each drop its home   -Sōin Three states, one day I decided to ride the Great River Off-Road trail just across the Mississippi in Wisconsin inside of the primary route. So I crossed the river on this big bridge and rode the hwy on the Wisconsin side for a bit before entering the trail at Marshland. Very neat trail, thought wetlands and wildlife…

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Journey to the East: 6 July 2012

Back in Minnesota (again) Idly, I wander to the flowering peak. Morning sun: its glory blazing All around, in sunlit emptiness White clouds, and cranes, fly.   -Han Shan Wisconsin, no Minnesota, aaaarrrrggg The heat wave continued on though it had been forecasted to break today. There were high thin clouds as I left camp and that seemed to have increased the already high humidity. Plenty hilly on this day as well, first just getting…

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Journey to the East: 1 July 2012

Paddleboat on the Saint Croix river in Stillwater, MN no place to hide from the blazing sun the water flows by   -Santoka Spur The days just keep getting hotter and the humidity just saps your soul. Luckily this was a short day prior to a few days off in the Twin Cities. I rode from the Float Rite party zone back into Minnesota – my Wisconsin adventure being quite short lived. There was a…

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Journey to the East: 30 June 2012

Entering Wisconsin Down in the village the din of flute and drum, here in the mountains everywhere the sound of the pines   -Ryōkan On, Wisconsin A long, hot exhausting day today. The campgrounds have become sparse on the route and there are none at the terminus of this section of the route, Stillwater, MN. Since I was planning to ride into Minneapolis/St. Paul along the spur route I needed to be as close as…

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