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.
Austin, MN to Cresco, IA
Date: 2006-08-30


We had an easy morning ride thru Austin. The highway passed through a few small towns. We stopped in Rose Creek for a snack break. When we reached hwy 63, it was very busy and there was no shoulder. The wind had also switched from the SE, so it was a workout! We stopped in Lime Springs for a picnic in the park. Back on 63, things were just as bad, with lots of trucks. We turned east for the last 15 km, on to #9. It was a beautiful new surface with a nice paved shoulder to ride on. We had to ride into the wind, but it was more relaxing to have a shoulder for some margin of protection.