On our latest adventure, we visit with some friends near Cincinnati and attend the largest tandem rally in the United States.… Read More Ohio Odyssey
The time has come, we have reached the final curtain. This will be the last blog entry for this trip as Saturday is a travel day and all we will do is drive home. Unlike other tandem blogs, we do not write if we have nothing to say, so enjoy this while you can… Today’s… Read More Tour d’Midwest 2012, Day 13: Elvis Has Left the Building
We’ll go through two days in today’s entry. Wednesday is a travel day, with no ride. We head south for one last stop at a Wisconsin cheese store. We stock up on cheese and even more beer (a Minhaus sampler box) before driving to St. Louis. For lunch, we stop in Bloomington, Illinois, which is… Read More Tour d’Midwest, Days 11/12: Meet Me in St. Louis/Walking in Memphis
It’s 100 degrees in New Glarus, Wisconsin, as I type this from the air conditioned comfort of our Swiss-themed hotel. It’s 20 degrees colder at our home in Marietta, GA. We are beginning to wilt in this heat. Everything is Swiss-themed here, and some of the people still speak a Swiss-German tongue that their ancestors… Read More Tour d’Midwest, Day 10: Hotter Than Hell
“Couldn’t you pick a better day to do this?” the wizened man asks me outside of the post office in Eitzen, Minnesota. “It’s going to be 104 degrees today. At least you have a breeze.” We are almost 950 miles from home, the furthest we will get. Today’s ride starts in Iowa in the northeast… Read More Tour d’Midwest, Day 9: Is This Heaven?
Things are heating up here in the midwest. It’s 95 degrees as I start writing this at 4:30 in the afternoon. The locals are not happy. Their plush green lawns are all brown. We came north to escape the heat, and the heat has finally found us. To beat the heat, we start our ride… Read More Tour d’Midwest, Day 8: The Heat is On
Today’s ride destination is Dodgeville, which savvy internet and catalog shoppers will note is the home of Lands’ End. (Yes, the apostrophe is in the right place.) Lands’ End has a huge company headquarters here as well as a small retail store on the main drag. Across the street from the Lands’ End store is,… Read More Tour d’Midwest, Day 7: The XYZ Ride