Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: St. Joseph, MI
Bikes: Cannondale T800, Marin Hybrid
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I am sitting here in my office watching them drop off large bundles of blocks of ice up and down the street for the ice carving thing they are having this weekend. No worry about it melting.
The only thing that keeps me going at this time of year is starting to think about summer, and the bike trip I have planned. I had originally thought about riding to Washington DC. The Pittsburgh to DC part would be nice because it's nearly all path. Getting to Pittsburgh just wasn't looking appealing because of the roads.
So, I am leaning towards renting a car and driving with my wife to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Do a day or two at the Mall of America, turn in the car, get her on a plane back to South Bend (nearest airport), and meander along the Mississippi River to La Crosse then pick up as many trails and paths as I can and finally either take the ferry across the lake from Milwaukee to Muskegon then back home, or go around the lake through Chicago, Indiana, then back to paradise. It looks like I could ride several trails/paths in the bottom half of Wisconsin as far up as Fond du Lac and really have a ball. The mileage would be about the same as riding to DC, but I think far more scenic. My touring bike has 700X35 cc tires so that shouldn't be a problem. Half the fun is in the planning, and planning is all I can do right now.
I am getting to where I really hate winter.