The weather forecast for today included a winter weather advisory with really cold temps. We went to visit some friends about 30 miles away near Hayward, WI. I took my bike along to try to ride back to Shell Lake if the roads were clear enough. I mapped out a route that took me near the highest point in the area – Meteor Hill. Even though I was on my mountain bike, I was flying home with a stiff wind coming from the northeast, mostly a tailwind. Wonderful ride, and I’ll let the video and pictures below tell the story.
Heading out from near Hayward, WI
Beaver lodge a few miles into the ride. I saw several more of them throughout the ride.
Interesting historical marker in the middle of the Indian Reservation that I rode through.
My Garmin tried to take me down this road. I don’t think so.
Beautiful winter scene looking from near the top of Meteor Hill back down into a valley to the east.
Another beaver lodge – this one had lots of beaver tracks in the snow.
A very frozen Shell Lake – with a pickup truck driving out to the ice fishing huts.
Near the very end of my ride, at the Shell Lake boat landing, frozen beard icicles, 18degrees F
Garmin Connect ride data – annotated
TopoCreator map and elevation profile for the ride
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