It really was. The weather was pretty much perfect for riding - it was warm by afternoon but not hot; there was almost no wind; clear skies and just a touch of humidity so you didn't dry out right away.
We continued to roll through gorgeous farmland, with decent roads and very little traffic. (In fact, the first 10 miles or so of our route today was on new pavement - smooth as butter and such a contrast to the rough roads of yesterday!) Of course, that new pavement didn't last, but we didn't have anything as bad as yesterday.
|Beautiful farmland in Wisconsin|
One other distinction in the farms that we have noted: the crops are almost artistically arranged in the fields. There are nice curves and swoops in the rows, and sometimes there are different crops interspersed in areas. I would like to see what the patterns are from the air! It may be that the farmers are just following the contours of the land, but it doesn't seem like that is all that is going on. In any case, it makes for a much more scenic view than the miles of straight rows stretching to infinity we have seen heretofore.
|Wyatt and Charlotte|
Our Warm Showers host, Adam, has two children - the first time we've stayed with someone that has youngsters at home. Charlotte and Wyatt were fun to visit with. Wyatt has completed the Hilly Hundred ride with his dad already!
The day's report: Durand to Neillsville, 74.7 miles/3822 to date
|Corn, then soybeans, then corn again - very artfully arranged!|