I was so happy with my Tour de Wisconsin Ag photos last year I thought I would do it again this year. I honestly didn't expect to get any new or great photos since it is essentially the same route, but as always, I was glad I brought my camera.
Here I am ready to go. The pitchfork I am throwing is for our girl jmac, who is going to be a contestant on Rock of Love 3 next year, for all the right reasons. The USN jersey is for my boy sk8 and all of his buds aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, doing their thing, so I can do mine. I dedicate this 60 mile ride to them.
The day started cool. Well, cold. It was under 60 degrees, and usually my threshold is 65 for biking. I put on a small jacket and that helped, but I needed the sun to come out. Ahead you can see some low hanging clouds, otherwise known as fog. No big deal...yet.
As I drove on north out of Madison, the stuff got super thick. The lens on my camera began to fog up, as were my shades. All in all, it was beginning to suck, and I hadn't even gone five stinking miles yet.
The fog did create some unique photo opportunities, I have to admit.
The sun eventually burned off the fog (you can still see some in this photo) and revealed flood damage from the torrential rains we had this spring. There were areas all over the place like this one that still had standing water in them. Perfect mosquito breeding grounds.
Whenever I stopped to take a photo I was immediately swarmed by millions of bugs of all shapes and sizes. All of the rain will make it a long summer around here in that regard. More parts to this series in the days to come.