For some time now Michael from Chicago (aka Barretscv) and I have been trying to work out the logistics for a get together in southwest Wisconsin...the Dodgeville area, home of Land's End. We have a lot in common, having built very similar Pedal Force cross bikes, both in the 205+ weight category, interest in mechanical stuff and gearing, and indoor training etc.
Well, it finally came to pass this weekend and it was really a blast. Fantastic scenery, hills to climb and company and conversation as expected, which was good. Also really good food and nice places to eat abound there. This would be a great place for a regional 50+ gathering sometime. We only totaled just shy of 50 miles, but with 3000 feet of climbing, much of it pretty steep, that was a good ride for me. It left enough time to have a late lunch and drive six hours home to arrive at a reasonable hour.
Michael will add to this report soon, so I will leave some details for him to mop up, including our successful assault on Roberts Road. Here's a sample:
I forgot to mention... low traffic roads with generally smooth surfaces!
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