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« on: July 06, 2009, 08:52:02 AM »

It was Monday....  the start of another work week when I discovered that I had no work on Friday.  Time to plan another day trip!  I jumped on Google Maps in search of my destination for the day.  Looking at Wisconsin I remembered camping at Devil's Lake and thought, why not make another visit?  I spent a few minutes mapping out my route, avoiding large cities wherever possible.



I left Westmont at 6:30 am under mostly cloudy skies.  I-355 took me up to I-90 west, where I slabbed it out to Rockford.

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I even passed a castle along the way.

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I made it to Wisconsin in record time.

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I stopped at the General Atkinson Indian Burial mound area.

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Passing through Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.

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Crossing the Rock River.

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I stopped for some water at Aztalan State Park.

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I rode through Waterloo Wisconsin and kept heading northwest.

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Rolling into Rio, Wisconsin.

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Heading north.

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Entering the Wisconsin Dells.

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Past the hell of the tourist strip, I began to see the natural parts of the Dells.

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Lake Deltran.

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I got on T, which was a blast.

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Riding through Baraboo, Wisconsin.

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The first sign for Devil's Lake.

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Devil's Lake State Park.

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I rode around the park to the south shore.

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After touring around the state park I was thinking I would stop by my mom's property where house construction has just gotten started.  It's about 20 miles north near Brooks, Wisconsin.  

I rode by the Ho-Chunk Casino.

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The construction site.

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After a bacon cheeseburger at The Redneck Saloon with my mom and Steve, I started off towards home.  I went through Portage, Wisconsin which was a pretty cool looking little town right on the river.

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I passed through Fall River, Wisconsin.

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Then Marshall, Wisconsin.

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I followed a couple on a Goldwing for a while before pulling off for gas.

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Back on the road I passed through Cambridge, Wisconsin.

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And then Darien, Wisconsin.

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As I came closer to the Illinois state line, I got stuck behind a trio of Harley riders that were intent on slowing me down and forcing me to listen to their obnoxious exhausts.  It felt like an eternity before I could get around them.

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I was going to ride past my dad's house, so I figured I'd stop in for a surprise visit.

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He has a couple of guitar projects going and it's always cool to see his progress.  The electric guitar in the foreground of this picture is his most recent creation.  It was not a kit - it was entirely hand made by him in his spare time.

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I took 20 east to 25 along the Fox River.

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Getting closer to home I rode past The Morton Arboretum.  I got married there!

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Lisle, Il

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Downers Grove means that I'm very close to home....

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I pulled into my driveway, feeling fairly sore after putting in an unexpected 510 miles today.  That's about 100 miles more than I've ever done in a day!

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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2009, 12:07:11 PM »

nice trip

glad to see it stopped raining there. I was out for the Superbike races at RA and all it did was rain.

I grew up in Crystal Lake and my dad used to take me up the Dells. man has it changed.


There some nice rides through Bull Valley and out around Union where there is a nice train museum.
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2009, 01:06:23 AM »

I've never been to Wisconsin.

Thanks for the pics  Thumbsup
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2009, 04:52:52 PM »

Ho-Chunk!?!  Lmao Sorry, that just hit my funny bone.

Great pictures!  Thumbsup

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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2009, 10:49:07 PM »

Good job.

Small world.

Back in the 1950s I lived in Westmont, Downers Grove and Lisle.

My son owns the little village cafe in Baraboo.
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2009, 03:48:02 PM »


Good job.

Small world.

Back in the 1950s I lived in Westmont, Downers Grove and Lisle.

My son owns the little village cafe in Baraboo.


Cool!  I bet things around here have changed just a little bit since the 50's !   Smile
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2009, 12:57:48 PM »

Max Speed  110!!! Bigok
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