I was able to get out and scout some new roads and I have put together what I think will be a pretty sweet ride of 80+ miles. Looking forward to getting out there and getting it done. Of course, not all roads are ready just yet.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
We had originally intended to go fishing this past weekend. However, Mother Nature had other plans for us. Many of the lakes in Northern Minnesota were still partially or completely covered with ice. Add to this 30 to 40 mph winds and it makes for an unpleasant fishing opener. I also, for the first time in a while, went up north without a bike. My intent was simple...just spend time with my folks, visit with friends, and possibly get out in the woods for a few hours on Saturday afternoon.
I did a really nice 50 mile ride last Friday while I was up north visiting my folks. It was a mix of gravel and pavement that has the potential to easily turn itself into a much longer ride.
"The Sturgeon River"
"Signs of Spring"
I think I'm OK with the axle weight restrictions.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
This year it seems like just when people are feeling that winter is coming to an end we end up with another snow storm. Further north the winter has been much harder on folks and more than likely the deer population.
"I'm An Optimist"
"Getting Fat and Enjoying the Sun"
Sunday, April 7, 2013
I went for a rather interesting ride yesterday. Along the way I encountered plenty of mud, snow, ice, and a three hour long steady, icy cold rain.
With the frost coming out of the ground the conditions were less than ideal. The crushed limestone of the Luce Line and the gravel farm roads were very soft and slow. None the less it sure felt good to get out on the old single speed 29er. I really love this bike.
"Element of Thought"
"Snow, Ice, Mud, and Rain"
There will definitely be some cleaning to do after this ride.