OUch. Family forced me to leave a few days early (sports obligations) --Rest are still riding, but crossed into MN today.
We started in Chi suburbs and cruised mostly thru SW WI this year up toward La Crosse and the hills were extreme. I have become quite friendly with my granny this trip. Some double chainring folks were walking the big ones (Freedom road, Dutch Hollow road, and many many more --numerous mile+ long steep climbs -yeoowww) but the downhills were great too.
Mileage ranged from 70 to 115 miles per day --which was a little high but there was always the sag vehicle if you couldn't take any more.
I'll try to get photos (left my camera in someones VAN --hope it comes back to me)