After a very comfortable stay at the Ann Bean Mansion in Stillwater, MN, we found it difficult to get up and moving this morning. To add to our lethargic mood, it was raining quite hard when we finished breakfast, giving us an excuse to stay a little longer and “sit it out”, so it was after 11am by the time we had wheels rolling today.
It was overcast and windy pretty much all day for our 66-mile ride into Cumberland, WI. Although the forecast had said that the wind would be behind us, of course, it was actually a headwind/sidewind. Add to that the rolling terrain, and it shaped up to be quite a tough cycling day. But most of all, it was our mental attitude that tired us out today. Although it’s happened to us only very rarely on this trip, there are some days when you really just can’t be bothered to ride, and all you want to do is get to the next destination and hope that you feel better tomorrow. Today was a bit like that.
We did, however, cross into a new state… Wisconsin. Neither of us know much about this place other than that they make a lot of cheese and have a pretty decent NFL team in Green Bay, so it’ll be good to learn more about it as we pedal through its roads and byways. Oh, and we might try a bit of cheese from time to time as well. It’d be rude not to.