There were only a few drops today, mostly just dark clouds though they finally broke up, at least partly, this afternoon for some actual sunshine. By the time 5PM arrived, the clouds got stubborn again and refused to let any more sunshine appear. My online temp reading at 5:00 reported 47 degrees that felt more like 40 with the wind.
A white snaky bale tube; the tube's filled with hay to control spoilage.
County KK disappearing into the valley and beyond.....
Slightly different view.....
Views that were simply luscious today....County F disappearing on the distant hill.
Found some wet gravel today (Dore Road) that really was more silt-on-top-of-gravel than real gravel. I had to pay attention since the softer stuff on top was perfectly willing to take control and decide my front wheel's direction.
I've been here before, remember Pekala Road very well.
Sure they misspelled it but I'll forgive them. How could I not take it??
Santa's Loop Road.....a new one for me today.
Yesterday's loop was southeast of Reedsburg, today I went the opposite direction, generally northwest. This is the overview of my roughly 85 miles this afternoon.
Here's a section with more detail of the roads I followed. Look at the choices of roads I did NOT take! How does a rider decide which to choose with choices like these?? The majority are paved; the gravel ones are jackpots when I'm in the mood and on the right machine. Just wandering works.
Depending on wind, cloud cover overnight, we could have freezing here tomorrow morning; skies are predicted to be bright and clear. I'll be checked out relatively early to make my way to Pine Bluff for the Slimey Crud Run.