And you thought your winter ride has been an adventure…
NOTE: Check in tomorrow morning for an update reflection on the 2010 8th Street Kerfuffle. Needless to say, yesterday’s Record Eagle article misrepresented the issue…Compromise? What compromise?
As we turn the corner away from winter, let’s pause to reflect a moment on the cold & one Wisconsin man’s adventure across the Apostle Islands this past winter. On a bicycle. Across the ice of Lake Superior. To record the sounds of shifting ice.
“It’s almost like ice fishing, just waiting for sounds,” said Marlin Ledin in his interview with Fox 21 out of Duluth, MN.
He covered around 150 miles on this bike expedition that was 2 years in the making. On his blog, appropriately titled Apostle Islands Bike Expedition, you can find links to the sound recordings, images of the journey (including the gear and his Surly Bike shown here) and updates from his journal.
This quote from his first entry expresses the excitement of staying overnight on the largest freshwater lake in the world:
“Bam!” “Crrraaaaack! The ice vibrates again. I’m startled. This is way more than I expected.”
Congratulations Marlin! Excellent adventure and we look forward to hearing more about it.
NOTE: Thanks to my Minnesota friend’s at Peace Coffee for the heads up.
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