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    Sun, 28 Jun 2009

    Chippewa Falls, WI

    [LEINENKUGEL] Once again we arrive in a town with a brewery -- and it's closed. Oh well. Earlier in the day I did drink my first Leinenkugel, so it wasn't a total loss.

    Anyway, closed breweries not withstanding, riding in Wisconsin is sheer pleasure. We were on roads today that did not have painted lines -- the first time since Oregon. On many of the roads there was hardly a car. There are nice, tidy, scenic hills that are fun to climb, not long, featureless grades. And we continued to have good riding conditions. There was a stiff west wind, puffy clouds, and moderate temperatures.

    We got a lazy start out of the motel; we weren't riding till 9:30. After 20 miles we found an excellent breakfast buffet in Amery. As it turned out, this was our last meal till 7PM -- again Sunday-itis: in small towns, nothing is open on Sunday except some bars. In fact, in Prarie Farm we stopped in a bar to hydrate, but we should have had a meal.

    Then there were no bars. We saw an Amish style buggy and a local confirmed we were in a dry township.

    Fortunately, there were a few places open in the brewery town of Chippewa Falls.

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