Here is a practice round with my bike loaded. Notice the homemade kitty litter panniers:
Does the green bag make my ass look fat?
Test ride over...
Lakewood, WI. Our first two nights spent roughing it in a nice lake house (Waubee Lake).
Two Matts having a beer on the pier...did I mention all three guys are named Matt?
A different two Matts...
We were cruising along fine with the guidance of a paper state of Wisconsin map until Matt C. decided that his "smart" phone would provide better directions. We ended up on a dead end logging road.
After a U-turn and about 10 miles down a gravel/sand road we emerged from the woods to find Johnnies Resort. With a rain storm coming, Johnnie, aka "Muskie," had a cabin, pizza and beer. Perfect.
Back to the first two Matts, not looking happy.
Johnnie also has an amazing view of Lake Wabikon and a dozen hummingbirds that hang out in the window.
Johnnie's Resort is one of the only buildings on this lake.
German Matt, relaxing...
After staying at Johnnies, we decided to bike to Crandon, WI in hopes of having a nice quiet breakfast. Unfortunately, it was Labor Day weekend, which included some sort of Nascar truck rally/parade/race. These little trucks were extremely loud and the town was over run by fat men in neon racing gear.
The German got a good taste of middle 'merica!
Our bikes at a rest stop somewhere between Crandon and Lakewood, WI.
German banana break: