29 Photos - Jul 26, 2013
Photo: Linda Hurley, Eds  wife visits us in Rochester MNPhoto: Don Reuter's Brother John and wife Kathy visit us in Rochester MNPhoto: Linda Sees us off from Rochester MN to La Crosse WI, today's ride is one of our best, through the bluff area of MN and WI, rolling farm land and forested bluffs.Photo: Rochester MN to La Crosse WIPhoto: Rochester MN to La Crosse WIPhoto: Rochester MN to La Crosse WI
Dale Posing with Scare crow dressed as paratrooperPhoto: Rochester MN to La Crosse WI
Forested bluffs in backgroundPhoto: Rochester MN to La Crosse WI
Another State!Photo: Rochester MN to La Crosse WI
The Mississippi river as we cross into La Crosse WI
leaving our campsite and heading to Portage WIPhoto: La Crosse WI to Portage WIPhoto: La Crosse WI to Portage WI
Randy joins, us. His initiation is a 1.5 mile climb with some sections over 10%. At the top of the climb Randy gets first of 2 flats. He is trying to challenge Jim for most flats in one dayPhoto: La Crosse WI to Portage WI
Little school housePhoto: La Crosse WI to Portage WIPhoto: La Crosse WI to Portage WI
Passing through Amish farming areaPhoto: La Crosse WI to Portage WI
Amish farmer plowing fields stops to talk to us.
We explain we are cycling to raise money for WWP.
Wants to know if we would cycle to raise money for "Decline the line" to stop power company from running new 345 volt line through area.Photo: La Crosse WI to Portage WI

Another small town memorial to veteransPhoto: La Crosse WI to Portage WI

Meet another cyclist, visiting from PA, rented a bike to get some riding in. At home he races for Cofidas.Photo: La Crosse WI to Portage WIPhoto: Jim WebberPhoto: Jim Webber's buddy, who was killed in Vietnam, February 1968

My good buddy Ray was killed in Vietnam February 1968. We were both due to be discharged in the fall of '68. We had planned to take a few months off and tour the US before going back to college.

44 years later I'm making that tour to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project in memory of Ray. Ray's younger brother Rex may meet us at the end of the ride.Photo: Trek factory tour
Todd giving us the inside story on TrekPhoto: Trek Factory tour

Trek bike ridden by Cancellara  in winning this years Pari Roubaix, still has dirt from race on framePhoto: Trek Factory tour

Rare opportunity to visit with John Burke, president of TrekPhoto: Trek Factory Tour

Team photo with John Burke in his officePhoto: Team photo out front with Todd our tour guidePhoto: Trek Factory Tour with Tom's wife's cousin Sharon and her husband TomPhoto: Visit to U of Wisconsin football Stadium in Madison WIPhoto: Visit to U of Wisconsin football Stadium in Madison WIPhoto: Visit to U of Wisconsin football Stadium in Madison WI