I am having a simply lovely time here in the midwest. I have been here less than a week and may just stay for a while (don’t worry Bham…I am still coming home). The weather is glorious, the people friendly and the coffee incredible. A quick rundown on the trip so far (very quick…a longer post to come).
I spent the first few days walking around downtown Milwaukee and making plans, as well as see the people and drink the coffee (oh and shopping!). I was with Carrie Rollwagen for the first few days and that was so fun.
Today I am in Chicago with Dottie from Lets Go Ride a Bike. We spent the afternoon sightseeing, bike riding and eating. I got to ride Betty Foy and we are fast friends. Riding an upright bike took some getting used to, but I am getting the hang of it. Chicago is so flat! The ride downtown was raining the entire way, but we kept and on and had a lovely time. Drinks at the top of the John Hancock building, shopping the Magnificent Mile and dinner at Giordano’s for Chicago Deep Dish Pizza! Yes, I would say this has been a good day.
Tomorrow we head to Wicker Park for bike shop visiting, meet up with some fellow Alabamian cyclists then it is time for the Cocktail Party Ride. I hope to see some of you there.
Phew…I am exhausted. will report back more soon. Look forward to a post about the Milwaukee Bicycle Collective, a bike shop tour of Milwaukee, test rides of Dutch bikes in Chicago, Cocktail Party round up, and more. I am sucking the life out of the vacation (in the very best way)
bike love from Chicago!