- To sit, listen and look
- To use my camera phone
It was a beautiful day, almost too good for early October in our neighborhood. The weather site said 40 degrees at 7, I was on the bike at 9:30 and it wasn't yet 50 but getting close. I left the Lumix camera home today and pulled out the 4S for every shot. I'm still not as smooth with it as I should be but I keep trying.
Hwy 60 west of Gotham, the Wisconsin River.
A perfect arc.....and I'm going to do it next.
Looking north, a very long ways, over the top of the Wisconsin River Valley and beyond.
You just know it's a good one when it starts out like this.......narrow and soon steep.....
and at the crest....
A hundred yards beyond and down again.
Mid-summer this area had double digits of rain in one storm and I saw remnants again today.
Once again, the photo flattens out a prominent hill; the bull in the foreground was paying very close attention to me. I meant no harm to his girls.
I met the grader, a good thing we were both going slow.
After turning on to the next gravel road, I discovered that he'd already finished that one. The newly roughed up gravel made for slightly more careful navigating. Staying completely on one side or the other of the road's crown was the prudent thing to do.
A momentary dip, then a rise, then a steep descent.
One of my favorites, Gran Grea Road.
The adjacent walnut grove w/red vines highlighting their early leaf drop.....
These valleys are full of springs and the resulting streams.
A long green hayfield bordered by pavement.
Just before cresting the hill, I came upon this almost moon-scape, eroded hillside, abandoned farmstead except for the cattle grazing around it.
Once at the crest and looking back down....
You can't buy gates like this at the farm store......
I'm not even sure how far I went today, almost 250 based on the gas I used.......just under 4 gallons. It's a good thing I'm going home tomorrow evening or I'd get so good at this wandering that I might forget how to get back to Minnesota......but until late tomorrow afternoon, there are some more roads......