So I start with the acknowledgement that yes indeed it stormed on Sunday night! Rained Buckets--lots of wind and lightening and thunder. But, we all stayed dry and everything stayed in place--even the Wisconsin canopy!
Breakfast was bagels with eggs and bacon--McD's is not as good as ours................. Pat decided to take up Rebecca's invitation to take the tandem out today, with the stipulation that they are to ride a trail and not the road. So, Rebecca got the tandem ready to go.
We drove into Hinckley and found the start of the Willard Munger State Trail--a paved trail that goes from Hinckley all the way to Duluth. The ladies were set to head north toward Moose Lake, about a 35 miles ride. They were set to go!
Pat and Rebecca ready for day 2 on the tandem!
I found a grocery store-gas station-Subway about 10 miles north in Sandstone and bought ice for the coolers. I asked if there was a coffee shop or someplace with free Wi-Fi. The clerk pointed over to an area with a few tables and booths for Subway and said use that. So, I got the my laptop and proceeded to update the blog for Saturday and Sunday. I had all of Saturday's post done and had sent Rebecca and Pat a text to ask them to email me pictures they took with their phones on Sunday. The text did not go through and I realized I had my data connection off on my phone. No sooner did I turn it on and a text from Rebecca said they had a flat tire and no pump on the tandem. I called and found out they were about 15 miles north of me and would walk about a mile to a point where the trail crosses a road. The Saganista was ready to spring.............. well drive.... into action! I drove to the road that I thought was where they would cross and look south to see two walkers and a tandem coming my way, about 500 yards away. I took the hand pump and walked down the trail toward them. As I got closer, I asked for their AAA card. Neither had one but I helped them anyway.................... Sadly, there are no pictures of fixing the flat tire. The only picture they took was of the sandhill cranes--look closely in the center of the picture.
I then drove to Moose Lake and found the Lazy Moose Restaurant. I waited about and hour and the girls arrived. We had ice cream and explored the town a bit. We packed up the bikes and headed back to our campsite. We had left overs for supper--in pudgy pies. Hamburger, potatoes, cheese in a tortilla over the fire--yum! Our last night at the site and I think we were one of only two campers in about 10 loops of sites. Everyone else had left during the day on Labor Day. Tomorrow--Tuesday-we head to the North Shore to Tofte, MN.
Day Two Ride--33 Miles
Total Miles--75.5 Miles