Started early today. After a great stay with my hosts last night, I could tell that I slept on a bed and not the ground in a tent!
It was rather calm this morning as you can see by this picture of Lake Nebagamon:
Is this picture shown upside down?
I stopped in Brule for some food at a café then headed east on Highway 2.
After 35 miles of unrelenting sun and numerous hills, I reached Ashland. Just before reaching Ashland, I came across another cyclist who was cycling around the country. We exchanged cards and talked for a bit.
View of Ashland on the lake.
In Ashland, I had a quick bite to eat at Big Ben’s Famous Gyros. A very cool place. While eating, I had a conversation with 3 local college students.
My goal was to make it to Ironwood, so I pedaled on.
Mining used to be a large part of industry up here.
I reached Ironwood at about 7:30 p.m. After eating, taking a shower, and just starting on this blog post, I easily fell asleep.