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Using my time at a Chicago Hostel to upload more stuff, to live extra vicariously I uploaded my Relive videos to YouTube and put them in a playlist:
It's missing a few short mileage days or ones with GPS errors, but I'd say I rode 21/30 days this last month.
 
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Hello, taking some time off after a few big mile days in Wisconsin.
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Cool sticker a bike friend gave me in Chicago.
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Most of the way from Chicago to Milwaukee is on bike paths.
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Sometimes the paved bits were real nice.
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One of the first and best views of Lake Michigan.
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Forget the name of this place, but a very futuristic spot in Milwaukee.
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Lake Michigan from a pier.
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Pier view #2
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Roadside morning Lake Michigan.
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RANDOM TARDIS IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE
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Last couple trailheads on the InterUrban Trail reminded me a lot of the Katy.
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Getting on the Devil River State Trail.
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Trailside view.
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Choo choo banner flag.
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Trailhead in Denmark, Wisconsin. Remember thinking the no loitering sign was silly, because that is literally all there is to do at a Trailhead.
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WarmShowers host yard campground covid19 spectacular.
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The bike surfing cat.
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Fox River Trail into Green Bay.
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Good advice from a crackhead.
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Lunch view in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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The hole in the tire finally came and I was glad to be in a hotel to change them out. First time riding "skinny" road tires on my 26 inch steel mountain bike. Curious to see how it rolls as I head into the Wisconsin national forest of the north.
 
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Hello, taking some time off after a few big mile days in Wisconsin.
View attachment 56898 Cool sticker a bike friend gave me in Chicago.
View attachment 56899 Most of the way from Chicago to Milwaukee is on bike paths.
View attachment 56900 Sometimes the paved bits were real nice.
View attachment 56901 One of the first and best views of Lake Michigan.
View attachment 56902 Forget the name of this place, but a very futuristic spot in Milwaukee.
View attachment 56903 Lake Michigan from a pier.
View attachment 56904 Pier view #2
View attachment 56905 Roadside morning Lake Michigan.
View attachment 56906 RANDOM TARDIS IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE
View attachment 56907 Last couple trailheads on the InterUrban Trail reminded me a lot of the Katy.
View attachment 56908 Getting on the Devil River State Trail.
View attachment 56909 Trailside view.
View attachment 56910 Choo choo banner flag.
View attachment 56911 Trailhead in Denmark, Wisconsin. Remember thinking the no loitering sign was silly, because that is literally all there is to do at a Trailhead.
View attachment 56912 WarmShowers host yard campground covid19 spectacular.
View attachment 56913 The bike surfing cat.
View attachment 56914 Fox River Trail into Green Bay.
View attachment 56915 Good advice from a crackhead.
View attachment 56916 Lunch view in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
View attachment 56917 The hole in the tire finally came and I was glad to be in a hotel to change them out. First time riding "skinny" road tires on my 26 inch steel mountain bike. Curious to see how it rolls as I head into the Wisconsin national forest of the north.
Looks like you came through my home town Milwaukee! That white building is the Art Center!
 
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Northern Wisconsin has been both beautiful with flickers of ruggedness to keep me on my toes.
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New open carry look for predator country.
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One of the first and only bears so far.
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Overcast and 70 degrees most days.
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With so many lakes, even little breaks get great views.
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Another bear sighting.
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Turtle crossing.
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Near the end of one of the best forest rides I've ever done.
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Star Lake Campground
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All the roads are pretty in Wisconsin.
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When the Google shortcut becomes dragging your bike through three feet of mud and miles of puddles.
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Only 140 miles remain on this ACA route.
 
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Finished up the North Lakes Route out of upper Wisconsin. Now in Minneapolis, trying to figure stuff out for bike repairs.
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Spent three nights in an above garage apartment on Clam Lake recently.
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I noticed a strange clanking out of my bike wheel while touching it up in my host's garage. They encouraged me to take it to their mechanic, who discovered I had cracked my freehub. Which he described as a hand grenade waiting to happen. I was kind of devastated by the price tag of all the things I needed replaced, but to my surprise my WarmShowers host covered the $250 bill including extras like fenders, bar tape, and new pedals.
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Host had a paddle boat I played around on for a few hours my last evening.
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Another view of Clam Lake.
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Snacking is serious business.
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Screw Machine.
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Another day, another road.
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Turns out it is the week of breakages for me, nailed my front rack on a curb and snapped both sides. Going to be tough to find another one, but 6500 miles on a $10 aluminum rack I found at a co-op ain't bad. Had it duct taped and zip-tied to get down the road another 70 miles to Minneapolis.
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Random road art.
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"The birds work for the bourgeoisie"
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The search for a new front rack in Minneapolis begins before the Northern Tier.
 
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Happy to announce the Minneapolis search worked out, finding a rack and getting my basket rigged to work. Lodging was free through WarmShowers and a host gave me $150, so I broke even on the week and repairs.
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New rack system survived the grocery overload.
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After six days of oogling it up at WarmShowers spots and fixing my bike, I finally left Minneapolis for the Northern Tier.
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The Mississippi.
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Interesting roadside humor in Minnesota.
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Made it to the legendary Adventure Bicyclist Bunkhouse on my first night.
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Spot was like a mirage at the end of a long day.
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The backstory.
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Most unique picture of a visitor on the wall. If you go through next year, I'll be on the wall.
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Ran into a 77 year old cyclist going the other way, still pedaling covid and all.
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One mile into my next rail Trail, I got an okay deal on a private community center campsite with power/ a bathroom.
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Same place, first trail head shot.
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Best part about this rail Trail is it is PAVED. Who would have thought? 160 miles of bicycle traffic across Minnesota.
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Holdingford was the next stop.
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Caught a freight train to nowhere.
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The famous sheltered bridge.
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Seems kind of funny they built a train route over the rail trail.


Only got like 140 miles left of Minnesota, with 100 of that being this paved trail.
 
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