This is the last section of this virtual cycling tour.of about half of the Northern Tier. I began in Osceola, Minnesota after completing a loop around Lake Michigan. I cover 2021 miles riding on my two inside trainers during the winter months. I find that the cold Michigan winter air is too hard to breathe during exercise.
Since the pandemic began I have used my mileage riding inside and outside rides to progress my trip. I have used the journals from crazyguyonabike.com to provide details and map guidance. The maps used in these blogs I get from Google maps.
This is a 127 mile stretch between Winthrop and Sedro-Wooley. It is best used in the warmer months since the high elevation will not be open in the winter. The first designated scenic highway in the US.
The town is now called Concrete. Over a century ago the two communities across the river from each other decided to merge. Baker across the river had the Portland Cement Company and it was referred to as "Cement City." They towns decided on the new name of Concrete and is it okay to say that the name "stuck"?
I love my riding days and look to find interesting and informative items to share.