HydroBike Trip: Mississippi River - Lansing, IA, to Clinton, IA (June 2-7, 2010)
In 2005, Tom Moberg started riding a HydroBike down the Mississippi River from Bemidji (MN) on the "installment plan." By 2008, Tom had ridden about 350 miles. Mike Doyle joined the expedition in 2009, and he and Tom did a 125 mile ride from St. Cloud (MN) to Red Wing (MN) in June and a 6 day, 125 mile ride from Red Wing to Lansing (IA) in September. In June 2010, Tom continued with the journey by riding 145 miles from Lansing to Clinton, IA. The highlights of this trip included passing through 5 locks, having critters chew into the tent one night, racing a barge tow for 8 miles to a lock (and losing), camping on a lovely island, being driven off the river by a lightning storm, eating dinner with an interesting group of Vietnam vets and motorcycle riders in Dubuque, seeing pelican and cormorant rookeries, and the continuing ride through the beauty of the Mississippi bluff country. The Mississippi River journey has now covered 765 miles.
Jun 15, 2010