Thursday, 12 Jun 2014
Brookfield, WI to Kenosha, WI
66.0 miles, 6h10m, 10.7 mph
Elapsed Time: 7h54m, Max speed: 25.9mph
Total Climbing: 1603ft, Max elevation: 884ft
Total mileage: 437.6
I started out on the Hank Aaron State Trail. Not sure that Hank
did much cycling while he was in Milwaukee with
the Braves and Brewers. But they love Hank here and now he has a
trail. Don't let the green grass fool you. Just behind those trees
on both sides are scrap yards and other industrial concerns.
With considerable trouble I was able to get from the Hank Aaron
Trail to the place where Hank used to play. Not in the giant
stadium in the distance...
...but in the Little League field in the foreground. The original
location of County Stadium's home plate and batters boxes are
in the left field picnic area. There is also a shrine to the
Milwaukee Braves in the parking lot.
Finally I reached downtown Milwaukee. I was surprised that the
traffic was fairly light. I guess most people work in the large
in the Menomonee River Valley a short distance away. Nice looking
Me and the Fonz. Yeah. This was the reason for the whole trip. Now
I'm as cool as he is. (The bear's photo-bombing attempt failed).
The Pabst Theater. How many PBRs did they have to sell to build
Not sure, but I think this might be the asterisk that should be
next to Barry Bonds' name in the record books.
Even though business seems to be booming, there's always
industrial decay somewhere. This was the
National Warehouse Company facility.
I just love saying the name of of this street.
After noodling around in Milwaukee for a while, I turned south and
headed for Racine. I thought I was through with
dirt paths, but at least it didn't rain.
I met Linda in Racine for lunch at a bar that for some reason had
a Jimmy Buffett theme.
It took forever to work my way through Racine and back to the
trail--which was suddenly paved. And smooth. Woo-hoo!
I've got to say that the most of the roads and bike paths in this
part of Wisconsin leave a lot to be desired. They are either made
of concrete with
lots of cracks, or made of asphalt with lots of cracks. They hurt
Linda met me in downtown Kenosha. Then we went to the Kenosha
Public Museum. Then we bought me some new sunglasses.
Then we checked in to the hotel and I wrote this. Then we went to
Tomorrow, on to Chicago!
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