Things didn't work out for Colorado, but WOW what a great time here in WI.
Janice and I have been riding some of what I consider Wisconsin's greatest assets...the rail trail bicycle paths.
We have been riding several of them, but this day had us on the nations first rail-trail, The Elroy-Sparta path.(linked) The wheels were put in motion to make use of this old rail grade in 1965 and in 1967 it was opened to the public. It is 32 miles long. Crushed limestone surface. Easily ride-able with any bicycle. It also includes three lengthy tunnels. Two of the tunnels are 1694 feet long, a little over a 1/4 mile in length. The longest one is tunnel number three at 3,810 feet. It is pitch black in the long one and 3/4 of mile in that darkness is a long way.
This is the entrance to one of them.
I have noticed most people bring only a small LED light. If you are to go through these tunnels, I would suggest to bring a high powered light. The scenery in them is what I consider fantastic.
In the long tunnel, plan on getting wet. We have been through them several times, and it is always raining in the longest one.
Yeah, I know...more tunnel pictures. Click on the pics for big.
My $100 point and shoot camera doesn't do it justice, but hopefully you get the idea.
I deleted 136 words I wrote as to my feelings towards the CRMBT. "Delete the negative; accentuate the positive!" a quote by Donna Karran. I want to keep this blog positive...So, what to do. I know, go for a bike ride!! A walk. A run. Outdoors. Cut firewood. Anything Positive!!
Lets get outdoors and have some fun!!
And...Thanks for reading!!