A month; 25 days of riding, 5 rest days
May 17th - June 15th
1,370 miles - approximately 55 miles/day on average with 35 miles the shortest, and 75 miles the longest
Four Stages with rest days between:
- I: Wilmette, IL - Watervale, MI- 6 days, 376 miles
- II: Watervale, MI - St. Ignace, MI - 5 days, 246 miles
- III: St. Igance, MI - Green Bay, WI - 6 days, 319 miles
- IV: Green Bay, WI - Door County - Wilmette, IL - 8 days, 397 miles
No, we're not camping. we like soft beds, warm showers and someone else cooking our food.
25 pounds for Suzie / 40 pounds for Will - in addition to our bikes
Two of us, Suzie & Will the whole way, Jim & Ed (with van) for Stage 1, Robb for Stages 2 and 3, Jerri & Nancy & Neal for part of Stage 4
Carrying all our stuff. SAG wagon (following vehicle) on Stage 1 only
Since about October
Both Suzie and Will ride custom-made steel road bikes from Seven
Yes, riding even if it rains [a challenge], even in the wind [an even bigger challenge for me]
No, we will not be riding on the interstate.
Mostly on the roads, a few bike paths
No, we're not the first. People have been riding around the lake for years. Just read an article about a guy who did it in 1937 averaging 100 miles a day in 2 weeks. - PHEW! Met a young woman the other day who's done it twice already.
Not getting any younger - or - because we can