Wednesday, August 14, 2013

It’s Time To Go

Tomorrow, Good Guy Greg and I leave the Queen City en route to Winona, Minnesota for Single Speed USA.  Our route is sorta planned, but changes can and probably will be made.  So far, we've planned stops to ride in Knoxville, TN and Louisville, KY, and after that anything goes.  We’re kinda flying by the seat of pants, and with two days to get to Minnesota we should have plenty of time.

That means I can actually enjoy some of these cities I’ve never visited before.

Since I don’t care to fly, I haven’t been to very many places outside of the eastern United States.  Hell, I’ve never even been to Knoxville, despite the fact that it’s just over the hills from here.  The big thing though is when we get to Indianapolis (where we’ll probably spend the night tomorrow), because I have no fucking idea what we can get into up there.  Riding?  Racing cars? Beer?

Of course.

We found a few breweries, but it looks like they close kinda early.  So, I’m up for suggestions.  Anyone?  Bueller?

Speaking of Ferris Bueller, The next morning we’ll head towards Chicago.  Yet another city I’ve never been to, but I guess I’m looking forward to it. Mostly because I know for a fact that there are lots of things to do there.

I’m sure things have changed there quite a bit since the eighties.

On second thought, maybe we’ll just stop in real quick and get some lunch. 

I can be the Sausage King of Chicago.

Sometime after our Chicago adventure, we’ll pass through Wisconsin.  We have the option to go through Milwaukee and visit the Historic Pabst Brewery, or go through Madison to tour the Ale Asylum brewery.  Hmmm, shitty “I can get it anywhere beer”, or “let’s try some really good beer.” 

That’s probably an easy choice, huh?

The last leg of our journey takes us across the Mississippi River into Minnesota, and the town of Winona.  We’ll meet up with crazy single speeders from all across the country, as well as the rest of the DrunkCyclist crew fresh off their own road trip.

All that before we even “race” on Saturday.

I hope that little town can handle us all.

There will be no blogging for a while, at least until the middle of next week (if I survive.)  If you’re lucky, I’ll keep my Twitter updated while I’m away.

Follow along if you dare (or if you’re bored.)


Anonymous said...

Three floyds brewing... one of the best in the country!! Google it! You won't regret it.

Anonymous said...

Brown County State Park is only a few miles off 65 between Louisville and Indianapolis. It's a must stop to ride if you can. Park by the pool. Trails are amazing. IMBA Epic and SS friendly.

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