We had dinner at the University of Wisconsin arboretum--one of the most beautiful in the country. The Spotted Cows appeared in the form of New Glarus Brewing's ale. Quite good after a long day of riding although the chocolate milk right after the ride was primo. Nothing tastes better after a long grueling ride that ice cold chocolate milk. It builds champions. Listened to a great speaker Bruce Allison speak on local tree history. He was awesome but I fear our legs were talking louder than he was.
Seemed to be a safe ride today although one of our support vehicles was pulled over for speeding in their attempt to keep us supported in a timely fashion. Warning only, no ticket.
Tour Director Paul Wood going over safety briefing at 7:30am
Arrival into Madison
Fading rainbow to bring hope to a brutal day of riding.
Dedicating a katsura tree in memory of the mother of one of our riders, Dick Rideout. Nice touch.
The spotted cows on the loose at dinner.
University of Wisconsin Madison arboretum