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Author Archives: Bart

Badger & Sugar River Trail 6/5/2011 – Madison to New Glarus

On Sunday, June 5th, 2011 i took a ride from Madison, WI to New Glarus, WI and back along the Bager and Sugar River State Trails. The weather was perfect for biking. Virtually no wind, 85 and sunny. This route is about 60 miles round trip. This route follows the Badger Trail from Madison to … Continue reading »

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Glacial Drumlin State Trail 6/4/2011 – Cottage Groove to Sullivan

On Saturday, June 4th, 2011 i took a ride from Cottage Groove, WI to Sullivan, WI and back along the Glacial Drumlin State Trail. The weather was perfect for biking. Virtually no wind and 87 and sunny. This route is about 69 miles round trip. The trail conditions on the Glacial Drumlin Trail are near … Continue reading »

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Badger State Trail 5/30/2011 – 90 Miles in 90 Degrees

On Monday May 30th 2011, I took the complete Badger State Trail from Madison to Orangeville, IL From where i start at Fish Hatchery and Mckee the trip is around 90 miles round trip. The weather was 77 degrees and sunny with a 15 MPH headwind out of the south when i left Madison around … Continue reading »

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Military Ridge State Trail 5/28/2011 – Full Trail

On Saturday May 28th 2011, the weather was finally nice enough for a weekend ride along the Military Ridge State Trail from Madison to Dodgeville and back. This route is about 85 miles round trip. The weather was 60 degrees and cloudy when i left Madison. The weather on the way back was a bit … Continue reading »

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Military Ridge State Trail Grooming

I’ve been getting in a lot of biking along the Military Ridge State trail. In my other blog posts i mentioned the poor trail conditions near Riley and Verona. On Friday, May 20th the trail was filled in and groomed! I had been biking from Madison to Mt Horeb and back all week and the … Continue reading »

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Military Ridge State Trail 5/7/2011 and 5/8/2011

One of my favorite training routes is taking the Military Ridge Trail from Madison to Mt Horeb. The route is about 39 miles round trip if you start from the bridge over Fish Hatchery and Mckee Rd. The route is scenic and has relatively low traffic. When you arrive in Mt Horeb you can either … Continue reading »

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Badger State Trail 4/24/2011

I took another ride along the Badger State Trail and Sugar River trail on Sunday, April 24th, 2011. The condition were about the same as last week. The Badger Trail was in great shape from Madison to a few miles past the Belleville tunnel then it started to slow down again. A few miles past … Continue reading »

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Upgrading Handlebars & Grips on the Trek 7.5 FX

UPDATE The bar end adapters are now available from Trek http://store.trekbikes.com/product/bontrager+satellite+plus+isozone+bar+end+adapter.do UPDATE 5/26/2011: I have heard unofficially from a Trek sales rep that there will be bar ends released that will fit on these handlebars. Unfortunately he had no ETA on when they will be released. One of the issues i knew i might run … Continue reading »

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Badger State Trail in Spring

I took a trip on the Badger State in Wisconsin on April 9th, 2011 from Madison. The paved section from Madison to Paoli was obviously in great shape. The unpaved section from Paoli to the Belleville tunnel was also in great shape and ready to go for the season. The trail was very dry and … Continue reading »

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My new Trek 7.5 FX

Finally got my new bike this week, a 2011 Trek 7.5 FX. Below are some pictures taken on the Badger State Trail. From Bike   From Bike   From Bike   From Bike

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