Chris had a mission today to get the skeg on the outboard motor re-welded back on. We drove with him to Dodge County Cycles to get the job done. Rick, the owner, was away and Chris managed to convince one of the co-workers to let us see Rick's collection of everything. I say everything because I have no idea how to categorize it. There was just so much of all sorts of weird and wonderful things. I couldn't fathom how on earth someone could collect so much, but obviously they can. The first section was in an underground cavern that used to function as a cheese factory. It was fascinating to see.
We rode through an area where the Amish follow their particular lifestyle and farming principles. I didn't get one photo but wished I had. Several were out on the roads in their horse and buggy's, I saw farmers turning the fields with horse and plough and others gathering their crops. I saw the horses in the courtyards being unhitched after a days work and members of the family attending their particular chores. It was really interesting to see and to try and imagine how their lives are. The Amish live a simple life, devoid of any technology. Somehow I reckon I'd fit right in.
On the last section of our ride the sun was getting low. We spotted four deer on the side of the road. We were pleased when we finally arrived in La Crosse just before 9.00pm.
We got our rooms sorted and then went across the road to eat. Imagine our surprise, or rather Chris' surprise, when he ran into a bunch of Guzzi riders from Illinois. There was laughter, handshakes and introductions all round. What a coincidence.
We ordered our meal then went down to the Mississippi River and dipped our hands in the mighty river before eating and eventually calling it quits for the day.