A little bit of logging still happens in south-west WI.
So I mentioned the rain and the next town was prairie du chien and I made a stop for a Mc. Donald's dinner and also a full view of the north-west sky. It was beautiful behind me and black all north-west. The campground was ten miles west of town and as I made my way to the bridge over the Mississippi River all hell was just staring to crack open and also a great motel to my immediate right. It was a easy choice since I have plenty of experience of wet camping.
The hotel was king!
It rained and hailed so hard that I ran out and put the bike on the kickstand opposite of the wind. I truly think I would of found it on it's side in the morning if I hadn't. I flipped on my weather radio and we had tornado warnings coming out of the north about 15 miles away. Nothing happened in prairie du chien but it did rain till about 4AM.
I was talking to the lady at the front desk at check-out and she lives a few miles from campground I was headed for and she told me they had 5 inches of rain. After she said that, the guilt of paying for the room went away as I was trying to keep the cost down.
I have made a screen fix for this and will post up some picture that make it look and work great.
I never had plans to ride the whole route, just a little sampler. Tires are key and the Anakees are not right for this job. Next spring I will run the Michelin T63 and the KLR should be more stable.
|Cousins Jen and Steve.|