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