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    October in Dairyland: Spectacular!

    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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    Here's a couple more images... maybe if I post fewer they will be bigger?



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    I enjoyed dining and cycling with Don and look forward meeting up there again next year. It started with a great dinner in Mineral Point, Wi on Saturday. Sunday morning was clear and crisp, but temperatures moved from a cool 40f to 60 by noon. We started in Dodgeville and traveled the rural roads of the kettle moraine region west of Madison, WI. It's ideal cycling terrain with a combination of scenic hills and short-but-steep climbs that provide a challenge.

    We stopped for a little sight-seeing and picture taking as we traveled. We both managed to climb Roberts Road with it's sustained 17 to 20% slope. We finished on the Military Ridge Trail.

















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    Drat-if I had known I would maybe have invited myself along. Probably for the best that I didn't as I've not done a lot of hill work this summer past. You guys should check out the dairyland dare.
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    Looks like a terrific ride, good report and great pictures.
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    Nice report

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    That looks like a great area to ride!! I'd love to join some folks to do some riding up that way. Will have to check out the Dairyland Dare.

    Don you look to be trimming up!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jppe View Post
    That looks like a great area to ride!! I'd love to join some folks to do some riding up that way. Will have to check out the Dairyland Dare.

    Don you look to be trimming up!!
    Joe, it's the kind of place you would love.... kind of like NC for scenery and hills but without the heat and humidity. Very low traffic but folks are used to seeing bikes about since it's near Madison and several bike events are held in the area. I am definitely going to try and go over there once a year or so.... hills are very motivating to drop more weight.

    And thanks... yes I'm probably a little lighter than when you saw me, but the bigger change is in body composition... and fitness of course.

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    Nice bit of country you found there fellas. Looks like a fantastic place to ride. Great ride report, terrific photos.
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    Nice photos. It looks like a nice place to ride. However, I do have one objection. Why would you say you were in dairyland when you were in Wisconsin? California produces 65% more milk than Wisconsin and this has been the case for quite some time.
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    Thanks for sharing about your ride. Great pictures. Looks like you had great weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHen View Post
    Nice photos. It looks like a nice place to ride. However, I do have one objection. Why would you say you were in dairyland when you were in Wisconsin? California produces 65% more milk than Wisconsin and this has been the case for quite some time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
    We started in Dodgeville and traveled the rural roads of the kettle moraine region west of Madison, WI. It's ideal cycling terrain with a combination of scenic hills and short-but-steep climbs that provide a challenge.
    Looks like a nice trip. I used to ride in that area often when I lived in Madison. A minor correction, though: the area west of Madison isn't a kettle moraine, but rather a driftless area than was missed by the last Ice Age. There is a nice kettle moraine area northeast of Madison, though. It was formed by the terminal moraine marking the furthest advance of the last glacier about 10,000 years ago. Its characteristics include kames (debris piles that spilled off the edge of the glacier as it melted), eskers (debris left by streams flowing under thr ice), and of course kettles (abrupt depressions, some filled with water, formed by large pieces of ice broken off the retreating glacier).

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