Day 35: 61.5 miles from Fond du Lac, WI → Manitowoc, WI

This was a nice, easy spin to the eastern edge of Wisconsin. Again the weather was perfect, the roads good, and the winds light and mostly favorable. We’ve now covered over 2,600 miles and done about 93,000 feet of climbing over the last 5 weeks. Phew. Tomorrow, we’ll ferry across Lake Michigan into Michigan and the Eastern Time Zone. That will require only 7 miles of riding to and from the ferry, so it’s basically a rest day—good because the next day will be a long one.

This evening, I was delighted to have dinner and a short walk along Lake Michigan with Sascha Mueller (photo below), who graduated from KU in 2015 with a double major in Biology and Psychology. Sascha is one of the smartest people I ever taught and writes incredibly well. She is now in the third year of a Ph.D. Program in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and is interested in how engineered drug receptors applied to certain brain areas might be used to manipulate the brain circuitry associated with anxiety. She’s amazing, and I’m very proud to have been one of her teachers.


A selfie of Sascha and me in front of Lake Michigan. The air around the lake was misty. We saw a hummingbird, a groundhog, and some seagulls.

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This photo of me is at the southern end of Lake Winnebago in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Fond du Lac is a lovely town that must be doing well economically, as most of what we saw there seemed new and clean.