to Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Submitted by Ben on Wed, 08/18/2004 - 00:00

Yesterday's longer-than-expected ride took a lot out of me.  The prevailing southwest wind blew me into Wisconsin Rapids, but it also blew by a succession of different types of weather, including a dramatic rainstorm that hit just as I pulled into town.

The road into town was so quiet I was able to listen to an entire tape, stopping it only when the occasional car went by, but it looks like I won't be able to avoid heavy traffic tomorrow.

After weathering the storm, I went to an ice cream stand that everyone in town recommended and got a huge malt, in preparation (I thought) for riding toward or into Stevens Point.  But I was so tired when I got back on my bike that I stopped at the first campground I found, just outside of town.  The good news is it's very affordable and well maintained, and the traffic noise is no worse than last night's $20 disappointment.  But it leaves me with about 45 miles to ride tomorrow.  Better rest up!

Total distance: 38.19 mi