Day 83: Fond of Hills?

35.04 miles

Log cabin along bike path

Log cabin along bike path

The sun streamed into the tent this morning to wake us up.  I can’t complain about a sunny, warm morning, especially since it might not be long before we run into cold weather as Autumn approaches.  Since we didn’t bike through any towns yesterday we went a few miles out of our way this morning to bike into the town of Plymouth to stop at the Piggly Wiggly (a grocery store, for those who don’t already know).  In addition to a few groceries we shared a quart of chocolate milk and some cookies for our second breakfast.

Alan at log cabin

Alan at log cabin

After that stop we got on a bike path heading west toward Fond du Lac.  The bike path didn’t last too long and we were back on quiet country roads similar to yesterday.  We had to ride up and down some rolling hills and some steeper ones.  My max speed today was 38 mph, if that tells you how steep a few hills were.  We passed a lot of small dairy farms today and the hills provided us with nice views of the surrounding countryside.  Scenic views from hilltops is something we never really got to enjoy in the flatter terrain of Ontario and Michigan.

Ted and his dogs

Ted and his dogs

Eventually we arrived in Fond du Lac and followed Google navigation to our Warm Showers host’s house for the night.  His name is Ted and he’s a middle school science teacher as well as a county supervisor.  No surprise he had a busy evening and we didn’t get much time to talk with him.  But he’s a nice guy and we definitely see eye to eye politically.  He had lots of political signs hanging around his house that reminded me of my own time working in politics.  Before going to bed we got on the internet to plan ahead.  It looks like the weather will turn quite rainy and cooler in the next few days.  We might need to stay in one place two nights in a row if Wednesday turns out to be as rainy as predicted.  We don’t really want to ride if it’s going to be raining all day.

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