WI4-ride day 1 at the start
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Note the bike pictures! We startted riding at our planned time at 7:00am and finished around 1:30pm. We were so early that our motel rooms weren’t ready. The weather was a little cool at the start but we soon shed our jackets and it didn’t get hot until after lunch (11:00am). The scheduled distance was supposed to be 79 miles but we skipped an out and back route and we eventually rode 68 miles.Tomorrow will be another 79 mile day and we don’t think there are any out and backs to skip.
The ride was well supported with plenty of water and food stops and mostly well marked. We thought the out and back routes should have been marked better. We had lunch around 11:00am PB&J sandwiches, grapes, and cookies. Because we finished so early our motel rooms weren’t ready – so we went swimming and rested until they were. We met a number of interesting people while we were riding. The other riders are from all over the US. Colorado has the 4th largest representation in the ride. No flats today – this is good!
Tomorrow we plan to start at 7:00am again and we end up at Tomahawk, WI