What a fabulous day for a ride! 13 Minnesota Randonneurs cruised the challenging Hills of Wisconsin 200k brevet on Saturday under some of the nicest riding conditions of the year, 70+ temps, mostly sunny and the leaves just starting to turn
A 5-10 mph NE wind created a little bit of work in the morning but earned us a nice tailwind for most of the last 20 miles.
Great roads, minimal traffic and a great route with a variety of short, medium, long, steep, not-so-steep and easy hills, along with an equal number of short, medium, long, steep, not-so-steep and easy downhills!
A big thank you to our hosts Gary and Deb Bakke for a great lunch at the old creamery in Downsville
Welcome: first time rando rider Matt Gryniewski-Peirson
Rando of the day: Tom Ehlman for carrying a spare dereailleur cable, pliers and duct tape to fix Andy Martin’s gears.
Congratulations to the thirteen riders that started and finished. Come the winds of November, the snow in January and sleet in March, we will remember this ride as one of the top highlights of 2016.
Here’s a few pix too, thanks to Dave Spoelhof and Gary Bakke