Inspired by the ever-popular How Was The Commute thread, I thought it might be fun to report on our recreational rides and share our experiences.
I had a great ride today. I went on the Wiouwash State Trail from Hortonville to Oshkosh and back. Apart from the usual fun of riding a rail-trail through a beautiful area, there were a WHOLE lot more people out than I've ever seen on a rural trail. Cyclists, hikers, dog-walkers, and horseback riders. (I enjoy solitary rides, but I often have wished that more people seemed to use the trails.)
Probably the most memorable thing was when the Fox Valley Horse Driving Association came from the opposite way! I had to clear off the trail, but it was worth the sight...three wagons, the first drawn by big draft horses (Clydesdales, I think), the second by a pair of pintos, and the third by MULES! I don't think I've ever even seen a mule in person before.
To add to the fun, a news helicopter or something was hovering low over the area the entire time.
Anyway, it was a great ride. I think about 43 miles.