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    I would come down and help with the wall but I am on a nothing weekend and enjoying it. Oh snap, wrong thread!!!



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    I do believe it's going to kill me Barry, and I wouldn't dare ask any of my friends to help.

    I am taking it easy today, working with Rachael.
    She is heavier, but it is even more rewarding.
    Here is what Barry is talking about, for those who wonder.
    It is relevant to the ride report, because when I got home, it was waiting for me.

    I have done the building all by myself. My brother helped with the leveling and base. I am an idiot.
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    It was great meeting you too, Roy.
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    Monday (last week) I try to get a leg up on the last leg..

    ....home. I awoke to Al starting to pack. I cleaned up, snagged some oj and a bagel from the continental breakfast, and also started packing.
    Hwy 34 changes to 30 when you cross the border. As we reached Pipestone, MN, I wave to Al who was taking Hwy 23 up to the cabin.
    Pipestone is so named for the stone the Indians used to make their pipes (and more than a few hippies, I would imagine. ). I continued on Hwy 30, and followed a natural progression of roads that turned me southward towards 90. Hwy 30 to Hwy 59 to Hwy 62 to Hwy 71. As I rode, I came across those Wind farms so well covered by Beemer01.
    Here is a video, please ignore the moment where I did not lose my footing and almost fall over, it never happened.

    I stopped at a Town Park to snack and hit the restroom. They had a cool Log Cabin there:

    I finally reached 90, about 80 miles from Albert Lee, and started to hoof it.
    When I reached Albert Lee, I decided to treat myself to a nice meal at a real restaurant. instead of the gas station food I had been eating.

    Well, it was a step up. I called my wife and told her where I was. She said that was at least 6 hours, and I told her I was doing my best. I fueled up and took off. I kept watching the signs and La Crosse, WI kept getting closer and closer. Finally, I crossed the mighty Mississippi.


    You saw as much as I did.
    Lucky I wasn't riding behind this guy.

    (It's on my bike. )

    From La Crosse to Waukesha is 194 miles, according to Google Maps. I made it in 3.5 hours and I stopped twice, once for a break and once for fuel. I know many of you are awaiting with baited breath, the news that my second cooler made it safely home. It did.

    Finally, I am safe at home, a self portrait.
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    voondaba Roy! voondeba!

    ps pretty cooler, looks like WYO Walmart quality construction

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    My hat made it too

    Glad to see the cooler made it. I tied my straw cowboy hat to the top of my Helen's bag and it flapped in the wind all the way home. Could hardly believe it was still in one piece when I got here. Plus it seems to have strained the bugs through it and wasn't covered like my bike and suit were.

    Holly

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    Great stuff Roy!

    I wish I'd met you. Being the dumbass that I am, I totally forgot about the Forum Frenzy and spent that time catching up with other stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Veg View Post
    Great stuff Roy!

    I wish I'd met you. Being the dumbass that I am, I totally forgot about the Forum Frenzy and spent that time catching up with other stuff.
    Thanks, and I wish I had met you too. You were another name on my mental list of people I wanted to meet. I hope you had a great trip.
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    Great report Roy.



    I am SOOOOOO jealous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OU812 View Post
    Great report Roy.



    I am SOOOOOO jealous!
    This from a guy who rides so much, he even rides in the snow!
    Thanks man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapid_Roy View Post
    This from a guy who rides so much, he even rides in the snow!
    Thanks man.
    From a guy that has yet to take an overnight trip this year. Leaving today for MO finally!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OU812 View Post
    From a guy that has yet to take an overnight trip this year. Leaving today for MO finally!
    I asked Al where he thought the best roads were for riding in the U.S and his answer surprised me. He said MO. Ride safe, have fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Statdawg View Post
    That is going to be a nice silo Roy. Please be careful with the fermented feed juice.
    It is a +100 Wall of Retainment.The curved part is pretty much done, I have 6 or 7 bricks to do on the right side. It wasn't quite to depth.
    The fermented feed juice works as a balm.
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