What a great day ... nary a cloud all day and the temperature was perfect. At 6:50 when we started our ride at the Richard Bong Museum in Superior, it was calm, sunny and 43F. By the afternoon we warmed up to 70F and had a great tail wind pushing us on our 80 mile ride to Bayfield. If you've never seen Lake Superior, you need to come up to the North Country. We even had the unexpected pleasure of meeting Bruce Lindgren, the co-chair of the Lake Superior Binational Forum, when we pulled over to check out a neat building in Herbster, Wisconsin. Bruce is to be commended on his efforts to protect the lake we love.
The only item which was not perfect about the ride was having the large hills for the last 25 miles of our ride. However, upon arriving in Bayfield we solved this problem with a large wild berry smoothee!
Day 2 is only 70 miles of biking. Should be easy after today's 80.
Here are two photos ... one just before we started and the other at an oldest Finnish windmill built by immigrants back in 1900. Click to maximize.