Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Day-4 on the Great River Road: Final Push La Crosse to Merrill Wisconsin

So today is the last day of an incredible 4-day motorcycle riding along the Mississippi.  I've seen a lot of great sites and met some fantastic people.  Today is just a short push from La Cross to Merrill Wisconsin to visit some family.

I leave La Crosse on a warm morning the ride is pretty uneventful.  I leave the River Road and La Crosse on I90 for a short time to Tomah.  Where I jump on Wisconsin State Road 173 which cuts across the state at a North East angle.

It is a straight road, but after 3 days of curves on the Mississippi it feels good to just to cruise.  If you ever wondered where they grew cranberries well this is the place.  The fields look like rice fields which are flooded for harvest.  I soon join the Wisconsin River and follow it all the way to Wausau, passing through the river towns of Wisconsin Rapids and Stevens Point.  They are paper mill towns and have that paper mill smell a pungent sickening sweet smell, that one gets used too.

Once in Wausau, I stop at the Harley Davidson of Wausau to check out the sales rack and I found some sweet stuff.   I then went to the lounge, to have a cup of coffee.   There I reflected on my 4 day trip up the Mississippi.  I saw some neat things and had some great rides. CLICK ON THE LINKS below to catch up on it all.

Day 1: Illinois Route 3 and Ste. Genevieve

Day 2: Missouri Route 79

Day 3: The National Motorcycle Museum 

After my reflection, I was off, from here Merrill is only 20 minutes away.  I will be here a few days before I off on my next adventure back home the Clarksville Tennessee.

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