Chicago was an awesome time. It was by far the largest city we have been in yet and it was clear when we were riding around and seeing cars zip right by you. Thankfully there were plenty of bike lanes.
We headed towards Milwaukee the next morning for the next two days as it was 95 miles from house to house.
-The North Shore Canal Trail
-The Praire Trail, which turned into the Kenosha County Trail
-The Oakleaf Trail into Milwaukee
We camped between Kenosha and Racine, WI and got to Milwaukee early on Tuesday, 5/24 and hung out at this awesome cafe call the Hi-Fi Cafe. Great sandwiches and great punk music. It reminded me a lot of Baltimore. The plan was to take a day off the next day before we headed to Madison. We were staying with the Aunt and Uncle of our dear friend Abbie: Laurie, Dean and their daughter Becca. They were really great and welcoming, it was perfect to have a place while a big storm passed through. They made us an amazing chinese soup and took us to Kopps, one of the best custerd places ever.
Madison, WI, my birthplace, was the next stop and we were going to be taking a 2 week break. We biked primarially on the Glacial Drumlin State Trail, which was 51 miles. As we were biking into Madison, this amazing feeling came over me to think of a place I came to so many time by car and plane, I was now riding up on my bike! The best was at the end of the trail, my cousins Karen and Kelly. They road the last 7 miles with us to there house where we were going to be staying with their awesome, energtic kids, Lucy and John.