Thanks for the info. I'm slowly laying out the trip. I think we'll go from St. Paul to Milw via LaCrosse. There's more than enough time to do it in one week at 60 mi per day. We'll probably stay overnight in Red Wing, Winona, Reedsburg, Madison, and a couple of days in Milw, returning by train. We'll probably follow more or less the Northern Tier from the Twin Cities to Winona, buying the map from Adventure Cycle, though it looks like there's a nice route south from St. Paul to Red Wing, intersecting the Cannon Valley Trail at Welch Village. The Google Map tool has helped, though it doesn't recognize that you can use the ferry at Merrimac, Wi to cross the Wisconsin River. In Milwaukee we'll take the Interurban trail north to Port Washington and Cedarburg for a day trip. We have one extra day. I'm thinking we should do something different that day or save it in case of rain. I'm not sure when to schedule it--early or late in the trip. I'd like to take an extra day in Milwaukee and look up some old friends or relatives.