It is getting that time of year here in the north of Wisconsin. Those who claim they know say the leaves will change and drop fast this year because of the recent drought we have been in. I am thinking they are right.
I know it has been a while so I thought I drop some pictures and a little narrative about the ride today. Everything from canoeing to hiking to vacationing to spending time at the cabin and still getting in the miles on the bike has made the summer go very quickly.
The ride today had me riding through what the locals call the Bird Sanctuary. This is an area of about 4000 acres that is managed for sharp-tailed grouse.
The wind can blow here.
My wife and I meet for lunch often and today it was here.
She usually stops at a local cafe, Kd's Family Restaurant, and picks up a special of the day and we split it. I don't know how anybody can eat a whole one for lunch. This is slightly more than half. Food pictures are good. Aren't they? And after all, it was a 31 mile ride.
See...it was me...with my typical go fast hair cut. hehehe
New blacktop for a short ways on the North Flowage road.
When I came by here it reminded of good friend that drove off this corner years ago. He made a nice little path into the woods and was fine, but the real nice mid 60's Buick Riviera didn't fair so well.
Cross the water and through the bush from here it is about 2 miles home. Seeing how I am a mere mortal I needed to take the road...13 miles around the west end.
I crossed paths with the North Country Trail a few times today. It is a gem stretching 4600 miles across seven states. I feel lucky to live close to this.
These poor flowers were hanging on for dear life in the wind today.
A new bridge crossing the Moose River for the North Country Trail.
Here I sat reflecting on just how great life is.
Thank you all for reading!
Lets get outdoors and have some FUN!!
PS...If read this Road...I am signed up.