Hi. It's Joe.
This weekend is BIKE WITH (OR WITHOUT) MELINDA, a fun social bike ride I host up here at the cabin every Labor Day weekend.
It's not too late to join the fun. But soon it will be. So I hope you decide soon to err on the side of fun and get your arse up here. The weather is supposed to be superb. I have web access, so just let me know if you are coming. It is a 4 hour easy drive from Madison.
Most people roll in on Saturday (that's tomorrow, and AAA says it is the lowest traffic time of the entire holiday weekend, because most people travel on Thursday or Friday), and we socialize by the lake, next to which the cabin sits. I picked up a variety pack of microbrews and generally everyone brings a little something to share. But otherwise it is totally free Labor Day weekend fun, with no competition for camping sites. We will grill out, so bring your favorite grillable items. Lots of other food will be available.
On Sunday we will ride bikes about 26 miles at a very social pace, stopping for breakfast and at a few establishments along the way to Stone Lake, where we will eat lunch. My mom and pops will drive a support car back from Stone Lake in case anyone does not want to bike the return trip (~54 miles around trip).
I will be trying out my bike boom box on the ride, so we'll have lots of tunes.
Sunday night, we will have some more lakeside fun, and probably some jams.
Since Monday is a holiday, people can pack up and leave at their own pace. There is no urgency. It is a really laid back and relaxing end of summer event.
If you still don't want to come, then maybe next year...
I saw 2 bald eagles this morning when I kayaked out to the point. One of them was sitting in a dead tree and let me get really close before he took off and soared around on some thermals with another eagle. I did a little fishing, but didn't haul in any big catches.
Well, for those of you who are coming to BIKE WITH (OR WITHOUT) MELINDA, I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.