Thursday, February 2, 2023A wonderful thing has happened. Tom Lehrer has released all of his music into the public domain. So, in this video, you get to hear some of what it actually sounds like inside my head while riding!
Thursday, January 26, 2023R78 starts out paved, but quickly shifts to gravel. Along the gravel is a neat cut through a rocky hillside, and a small bridge over the New Wood River, just upstream from where it flows into the Wisconsin.
Thursday, January 19, 2023The creature grinning behind me in video logo is the Hoday, a mythical creature first photographed in near Rhinelander in 1896. But the rides in today's video happen on the other side of Oneida County, near Minocqua.
Thursday, January 12, 2023Timm's Hill is the highest point in Wisconsin, at 1,951.5 feet. The road to it is Rustic Road 62, and it's the first ride in today's video of Price County.
Thursday, January 5, 2023Bike audio is finally back! We'll return to silent counties in a few weeks, but for now, you can listen to me apply throttle and shift. I was feeling pretty confident on this gravel, so there's a good bit of purring along.
Thursday, December 29, 2022To cap off 2022, we head to one of Wisconsin's favorite vacation destinations: Door County. If there is one thing I've learned in my travels, it's that a road that follows water is very likely to be a good ride.
Thursday, December 22, 2022I warned you all about Marinette County in the introduction to this Rustic Roads series. That warning was about Rustic Road 32. R32 is the longest Rustic Road, and can be accurately described in three sections: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
Thursday, December 15, 2022Forest County is where the Rustic Roads series first ventures off pavement. Both R34 and R118 have significant gravel segments.
Thursday, December 8, 2022R60 was also one of the first rustic roads I tried. It was certainly the one that made me go home and really start plotting courses to the rest of them. It's the very definition of a winding wooded country road. Nothing really too technical, but also far from boring. Just a pleasant cruise.
Thursday, December 1, 2022Iron County is where my Rustic Roads series starts. Rustic Road 100 is a fully paved road. Half, along Iron County Road H, is two lanes, with a yellow lane divider painted down the middle. The other half, along Iron County Road G, is "two lanes" without paint.
Thursday, December 1, 2022A Wisconsin Rustic Road, "has outstanding natural features ..., is lightly traveled ..., is not scheduled for major improvements." Essentially, they're cute backroads, designated to remain as such. As of Autumn 2022's first snow accumulation, I've ridden 42. Starting today, and running for the next several weeks, I'll be releasing video footage of these rides on YouTube.
Monday, November 23, 2020Near the end of September, my wife and I took a spectacular motorcycle ride from California to Wisconsin. Nearly two weeks of spectacular views and interesting places.