6over60 Team Pic

6over60 Team Pic
6 Over 60 Team, from left to right, Darryl, Dale, Ed, Pat, Tom, Jim, Dave

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Day 34 Rochester MN July 22

Today was a difficult 108 mile day, roads were very rough with perpendicular cracks every 15 feet or so. The constant jarring from these cracks beats your body up on a 100 mile ride. Also we were on busy state highways with lots of traffic.

Linda Hurley (Ed's wife) visits us in Rochester

Linda visited her God parents Penny and Chuck at Ham Lake MN about 2 hours north of Rochester MN.  Linda was at the KOA in Rochester to welcome us as we arrived. She brought cowboy  chocolate chip cookies that Penny baked for us as well as brownies Linda made. Both were great and appreciated.

Don Reuter's brother John and wife Kathy also visit us in Rochester. 

Below, Linda sees us off on the 23rd, as we head to La Crosse WI on the Mississippi River. This ride was through the Bluff area of MN and WI, rolling farm land and wooded bluffs. We hit our steepest climb of the trip so far, 14% for about 2 miles

Some of the scenery along the way

Dale posing with a scare crow, dressed as a paratrooper

Small cemetery with bluffs in background

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