Cycling Advocates Ride to Pro Walk Pro Bike 2006

Daily Trip Log

from Vancouver B.C. to Madison, Wisconsin

Picture of Vancouver, BCGrouse Mountain Vancouver B.C.
Blue Earth to Austin, MN
Date: 2006-08-29


We were on the road by 8AM. There was a nice quiet bypass road that took us around downtown. We did run into a busy section where large trucks were picking up and hauling asphalt for freeway construction. After that, we had a quiet ride to Albert Lee. The only problem was the pavement cracks were really bad. It was very hard on the body and the bike. After going thru Albert Lee, we ran into a closed sign on #46 to Austin. We asked one of the workers. He said the stripper machine had broken down, so there would only be less than 1km of gravel road. We proceeded without problem ad then had the highway pretty much to our selves all the way to Austin. Austin is a pretty little city with two lakes right downtown. The only bike paths went around the lakes so they were not of much use to us. There were lots of people cycling around, but they were mostly on the sidewalk. We even saw an older lady on a trike bike.