Rode about 45 miles from Floodwood to Duluth on Thursday. In the rain. Alison and Gus got separated from Dan and Sonia as we speeded down an enormous hill heading for the downtown. Finally found each other on the waterfront of Lake Superior and got a hotel so we could visit museums downtown. Having visited Duluth 25 years ago in a car, I didn't remember that it is as hilly as San Francisco. This was the first time since the Rocky Mountains that we used the drum brakes in addition to the caliper brakes.
Today, Friday, awoke to a gale blowing off Lake Superior with gusts to 40 mph and lightening storms predicted. I think we'll just hang out at the library today and take an extra day here in Duluth. Maybe press on to the Apostle Islands tomorrow.
Sorry this is brief. Dan had written a beautiful lengthy update last night but couldn't upload it, or any photos, on the hotel computer. More later, promise.
Thanks for all your kind words. Can anyone email us the U-B article from last week? We can't access it from their website.