|It was hot and windy!|
The Recon: Wednesday was the recon of the route. Jeremy had been pestering me to get off my fat arse and get ready for Odin's Revenge. (He is my unofficial "coach") So, then Tony had been in at the shop to chat and the subject of the next Geezer ride came up. We batted around some ideas. I asked Tony if he was up for a ride Wednesday, and he said he was. So it was that at 9:00am we met to recon Tony's suggestion for a route. I liked it for the several "points of interest" along the way, which can double as a way to gather everyone back up into a group again. So, here I will present the proposed route and some of those things we will be seeing.
It was a hot, dry, (low humidity), and windy day. We had a long slog to the North right into the Northeast wind, which was far stronger than forecast. Chunky gravel was the norm, and we worked hard going up past Denver. Along the way we saw the "big rock" of Big Rock Road, Bennington #4 school house, and the Maxfield school, which is next to St. John's Lutheran Church, believed to be the oldest church in Bremer County, and was established in 1856.
|The 'big rock" is nearly engulfed in the flourishing plant life here.|
|There are some beautiful wooded hills around the Boy Scout and old Girl Scout camp areas.|
|It gets pretty flat for a while after Janesville.|
|You'd blow right by this church if you didn't know it was there.|
|It is VERY dry, dusty, and chunky out there now. Tony was just uncovered by the wind here after a car had dusted us.|
Stay tuned for more updates here soon.......