Heading South

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Yesterday was the last day up in Cable for a little while.  I didn’t really plan on staying this long, but I didn’t really have anything else to do in my current state.  I did ride the trainer everyday for over an hour.  Yesterday I actually rode it nearly 2 1/2 hours, pretty hard, which is usual for me. I broke it up into an hour in the morning and then an hour and a half in the afternoon. Both times I pushed the pedals pretty hard.

I think the high yesterday was -8 or so, but it doesn’t really matter.  It was cold.  Between trainer sessions, I went with my friend George, over to his property where he has a wood fired sauna. It was great.  Super hot and fresh snow to roll in.  Pretty invigorating.  We stayed there for close to an hour.  Trudi and Dennis snowshoed for the same time, with Hawkeye, so they had a great time too.

I’m heading to Winona again for a follow-up dentist visit.  Then we are heading back to Topeka. The dentist appointment is an hour earlier today, so it is a way early start.  I’m not even sure Alley Cats coffee is going to be open in Spooner when we go through there.  I’m hoping it is.

It is still close to 7-8 hours from Winona to Topeka, so we won’t be getting home until night.  It is going to feel pretty balmy there compared to the crazy low temperatures here.  It is supposed to be in the upper 40’s on the weekend in Topeka, which might be short and short sleeve weather, considering. Considering that is a 75 degree temperature increase from this morning. 

Okay, I’m not too creative this early.  Once I get the first part of the trip over, maybe I’ll post something a little more interesting.

  
Pretty cold after I started driving.  

The stove pipe was glowing red when it got going good.

The stove pipe was glowing red when it got going good.

There is lots of fresh snow to roll in there.

There is lots of fresh snow to roll in there.

George is thinking of building a treehouse. I'd bet it is going to be a doozy, knowing George. He is already getting pretty high up this pine tree.

George is thinking of building a treehouse. I’d bet it is going to be a doozy, knowing George. He is already getting pretty high up this pine tree.

 

 

12 thoughts on “Heading South

  1. R Williams

    You need to just get a Fatbike and leave it in Cable! I would say the grooming and the trails there are some of the best ever. No need for indoor riding with trails like that.

     
  2. Jeff Butterfield

    Wondering if your buddy George had a pole-climber’s rope and harness on when he installed those rungs in that pine? Super spicy (and kudos to him) if he didn’t: balancing on one rung (being careful not to overweight one side so it swiveled on him) while he installed the next rung one-handed looks about A2+ in climber-speak.

     
      1. Joe

        Maybe I’m dumb, but doesn’t someone have to go up first and tie said rope? The world ain’t safe for everyone. Thankfully someone still gets to be a pioneer.

         
  3. Wallace

    The glowing red stove pipe looks even scarier than the dang tree! Ah, good times in the north woods.

     
    1. Steve Tilford Post author

      Peter – The ladder being tied off isn’t not really the tip of the iceberg here. OSHA would need snowshoes and a compass or GPS coordinates ,to locate the property. And maybe not even then. Think it is okay for a 8 year old to climb up there and start building? That will probably be the way the project proceeds. It is a little free-form back in them thar woods.

       
  4. Tman

    Using OSHA in sentence in Northern WI; “OSHAt, Ed just fell off da latter.” “Goot ting all dat snow broke his fall.” “Yea…..ok and den.”

     

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