Archive for ‘Wisconsin’

September 13, 2021

Lady Dawn’s

Blanchardville WI

Local bar in Wisconsin with a Yamaha parked under the bright streetlight. The beef patty Lady Dawn burger was delicious.

September 12, 2021

Tractor

In the countryside

– a quick weekend away to rural Wisconsin. A farm tractor gathering piqued my interest as we drove through the Driftless. John Deere, Farmall, Massey. Some freshly restored, others under cool oily patina.

May 3, 2021

Fuel Stop

Gas Up

– at a fill-up just north of Milwaukee I spotted a pup wandering around the gas station. Looking for the owner I spied a sign on Mart’s window. “I live here. My name is Diesel” when getting a quick coffee I asked the attendant how old the old boy was. “Quite old” came the reply. “And he’s the second Diesel!”

May 2, 2021

Throttle Grip

WI Route 42

– quality light from the west as the sun sank over the Dairyland. The road ahead always beckons.

May 1, 2021

Doors of Perception

– an overnight trip to the northern parts of Door County was undertaken. Cool but nice clear light on the way up last evening with a deep blue lake on the right and the occasional sunset illuminated barn. Camped on the beach and returned back along the Green Bay side of the peninsula. A nice 560 mile leg stretch.

June 28, 2020

Beacon for Shipping

Lighthouse Keeper

Nice summer ride up along the Lake into Wisconsin and a stop off at Kenosha Harbor. A still water stirred by the occasional fishing boat or pleasure craft. New (to me) Aerostich jacket worked admirably in the upper 70’s temperatures.

June 7, 2020

US 12 & HWY’s 12 & 67

Old Roadhouse at the intersection

– one of our stops for a leg stretch was at this abandoned crossroads building. You can imagine hoarded of Harley Davidson bickered swarming around at this corner on a Sunday morning before roaring around the backroads then heading back to Milwaukee after a spin around the Moraine’s.

June 6, 2020

Kountry Inn

Gassin’ Up

– stopping off near the rolling hills of the Kettle Moraine area of south east Wisconsin. Quiet roads through the idyllic rural dairyland. Old barns, oak woodland and small hamlets scatter through the patchwork countryside formed from the rocky remnants of a continent-wide glacial retreat.

May 4, 2020

Gas

Cheaper than Water

When we were scooting through Racine County WI at the weekend the price of gas dropped to $1.48 per gallon. That’s the lowest I’ve seen it for over twenty years.