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
“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?
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
Day 7: Cornelia to Tiger, 45 miles It’s the final day of our journey and we can all agree with one thing–the week has gone by too fast. We are lucky though, as BRAG has saved their best route for the last day. Today, our climbing reaps rewards, and we are treated to spectacular views… Read More BRAG 2012: Day 7 and The BRAG Awards