I needed to carry some gear so I took the Road King. I stopped at Key's Cafe in Forest Lake for breakfast and then arrived in Osceola just after 10am.
It was a little challenging dressing and preparing for a day of motorcycling and kayaking. The best solution I could come up with was to wear shorts under my Aerostich pants and I changed from boots into water shoes in the parking lot. I also had a bag with water, Gatorade, sunscreen, bug spray, and some ziplocs to keep my wallet, phone, & camera dry. I stuffed my boots and riding pants into the saddlebags and hopped on the shuttle.
The scenery was beautiful.
The only downside was a strong headwind. It was so bad that if I didn't paddle, the kayak practically stopped. It was quite a workout and took me nearly 3 hours to complete the trip with two brief stops.
It turns out that my Biltwell riding gloves worked pretty well for kayaking.
After my trip, I had lunch at the Drive-In up in Taylors Falls, MN. Then I went for a ride. I crossed back into Wisconsin to ride WI-65. I had read good things and wanted to check it out. The road was fun with a lot of roller coaster style hills. By the time I got home, I had ridden nearly a 200 mile loop.
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It was a solid day of riding and kayaking and I was exhausted by the end of it.