Saturday, May 25, 2013

2013 Memorial Day Ride Day 2

Chilly night last night but not too bad, I was comfortable although it was a bit hard to get myself out of bed.

I woke up at 4ish in the morning to get some bladder relief. I stepped out and I see a guy setting up camp. It is 4 in the morning and this guy is out there setting up, and not being quiet about the whole thing. It was kind of strange.

Got started running more great roads that seemed to have a lot of rock quarry's. None of the cool ones that you could go swimming at or anything but I did walk up a couple and check them out in case it would be worth riding the bike around the fence to check out.

We also came into quite a few acres of apple orchards and a cool little town in a valley.

This guy has a dislike for hippies apparently. (License Plate)

Came across this guy plowing the field. He waved at us but I didn't get my camera out fast enough to capture it.

We arrived at Wildcat Mountain State Park which if you have read my previous TWAT ride is where we started the last time. Last time the fog was so thick that we couldn't see anything from the lookout. This time things were a bit more clear.

I was a bit annoyed in Black River on sandy ATV trails that I thought I avoided with the GPS. I could have looked for a way around but instead sucked it up and just went for it. Of course I end up putting the bike down in the sand and of course I don't have my GoPro running to catch it.

You can see the nice gouge I put in the dirt.

After some real nice roads where we could actually get some speed we arrived in Thorp.

We started hunting around for a campground and found one with a site open. It had some close neighbors but it would work. On our way back to pay for the site, we noticed one off in the woods up a hill with stairs. It was a tent only site in the middle of no where. It was perfect so we grabbed it. For some reason we didn't take any pictures of that site.

After our Lake Superior trip I found that camp food doesn't agree with me and it is no fun to not know where the toilet is in the middle of the night when your body starts that fight. So I paced out the bathroom so in the middle of the night I wouldn't have an issue.

We spent the night hanging around the campfire, my nephew and his girlfriend brought out some wood and joined us for a few hours.

We called it a night and crawled into our tents. Nature calls at 2am, I am thankful for my pacing out the bathroom, it worked like a charm.