Sunday, June 17, 2012

Door County Camping

My wife and I decided to go on a camping trip with the bike. We started packing on Thursday to be ready for leaving Friday. I decided to take the truck to work so I could leave the bike a mess. Friday afternoon I got home and we finished up our packing. While the bike looked the same as it would on a solo trip, I had absolutely no room left anywhere on the bike if we picked anything up along the way. Isaiah and Becky met us at the house around 4:00 pm Friday and we headed for Peninsula State Park in Door County, Wisconsin.

I was so afraid that it was going to be the most uncomfortable ride ever because of all the gear plus Kari on the back but surprisingly we were perfectly fine. I was actually giddy from how comfortable it was. If I could change one thing about the position of the passenger, it would be where their feet are. When I would have to walk the bike in a parking lot or behind traffic at a stop sign I would have to take baby steps or my calves would hit Kari in the toe. It gives the same sensation of getting a shoelace stuck on a foot peg, an awkward "I'm going to fall over" feeling.

The ride to Peninsula State Park was great and our timing worked out perfectly so we were able to arrive right before dark. By the time we had our tents set up and our fire started it was pitch dark. On Saturday we went for a hike, then we went into Fish Creek for lunch and some window shopping. Then we bummed around the campground for a while before going for another hike. It was weird, we didn't look at a clock all day and it made the day seem really long, which was a great feeling.

On Sunday we slowly packed up our bikes and started the journey back home. The ride home is never as exciting as the ride there. We actually jumped on the freeway for a while just to blow some miles. We really had a great weekend though.