August 26, 2017
Puddledock Road III
Hosts: Terry Rieck & Henry Netzinger
Update #1 (July 22, 2017))
Spring sprang....the grass grew....the flowers bloomed....AND THE RAIN CAME, AND CAME, AND STAYED ALL DAY....Our May 20th Puddle Dock Rd III was rained out, only a few diehards traversed the trail to its completion. A reschedule of the drive is set for August 26th , to replace of the Viroqua Drive. We'll be checking out some of our favorite familiar roads, and not so familiar roads in Dane and Green County.
We'll be meeting in the parking lot of the mini-mall across from PDQ, 5280 Williamsburg Way, Fitchburg (608-271-2000). To get to the parking lot, you'll want to be on the 12-18 Beltline either coming from the east or the west. At the 151 interchange (Verona Rd.) turn south keeping in the right lane at 2nd stop light, turn Right on Williamsburg Way, turn right onto Williamsburg Ct ....... we'll be in the parking lot on the right in the mini mall – look for the Miatas. We'll have a driver meeting at 10:00.......leaving promptly at 10:30.
Exiting the parking lot turn left onto Williamsburg Ct, then turn right onto Williamsburg Way ,do a 180 through round about, going to the stop light. Turn Right onto Verona Road Hwy 151 South. Zero odometer. Check driving directions sheet.
Stay in the right lane on Hwy 151---- not everyone will make it through one light....we'll regroup, if possible, on 151 as we head south. We’ll be on 151 South for about 6 miles.
Our first leg takes us west and south to New Glarus where we'll have a leisurely lunch at Culver’s. From there we will be heading west and south where we'll encounter Puddledock Rd. and assorted fun roads. Entering Monroe, we’ll see that quite a bit of work has been done in and around their square. Lots of unique shops for those who wish to do that, and a block and a half from the square, is Minhas Brewery, distillery, and winery. They've expanded the brewery to include a distillery and a winery located cross the street. Tastings of all their products are available for a fee. We will be able to spend about one to one and a half hours around the square. We will regroup around 3:30 for our ride to Verona, just south west of Madison. Dinner will be at the Sugar River Pizza Company, (608-497-1800) 957 Liberty Dr. Verona. If we arrive early, there is Fisher Winery just across the parking lot that might be of interest. We've reserved space but do need you to let us know if you'll be staying for dinner. You can see their full menu at sugarriverpizzia.com. Ordering is off the menu. We can sit outdoors by the gas fire pit if the weather permits.
We have no set limits on the number of cars but please let us know by the 18th of August on both the ride and the dinner.
Registration: Please notify Henry and Laura Netzinger firstname.lastname@example.org or cell phone 608-393-0432Attendance List (Posted August 20, 2017)