Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Perfect Morning on the Course

I am not a golfer and always felt that golf courses were a complete waste of real estate. However, they are great for xc skiing in the winter :) Sunday morning found me on Theo Wirth Golf Course in Minneapolis. For the past 20+ years I always felt that this would be a great spot for some early morning photos. Not being able to ride because of my recovery from a heart procedure I found myself driving to the course at sunrise on Sunday morning. I was right...It was a great place for a photo shoot whether you are a golfer or not.









 "Balls in the Crotch"


Sunday, September 28, 2014

I Love This Place...

The Three Rivers Park District is made up of many different parks and trail systems. Elm Creek Park Reserve is one of the best in the system.

I guess what makes it one of my favorite places to go is all the possibilities that it offers. The options include paved trails, awesome single track, horse trails, hiking trails, Eastman Nature Center, xc ski trails, horse trails, and the list goes on. Another thing is its proximity. We live in Maple Grove and the Reserve is located on the northern boundary of the community and is only a few miles from home.

Last weekend I spent the morning exploring knowing that this would be last ride until I was recovered from my heart surgery. I enjoyed it to the fullest.


Autumn is upon us the weather has been absolutely phenomenal with blue skies and above average temperatures. Riding was absolutely perfect and it was definitely a good way to go into my surgical procedure.





The sumac is on fire.



A True Paradise

Friday, September 26, 2014

Riding the Beach - A Day On Minnesota Point


Before having heart surgery I really wanted to get up to Duluth and ride the beach on Minnesota Point. I have ridden the beach during the cold winter months, but had never enjoyed it during the snow free months. So, on a Saturday morning I woke up at 4 a.m. and made the drive from the Twin Cities to Duluth. It was definitely worth it.

 As far as I'm concerned this turned out to be one of the best rides of the year.






 





The day could not have been more perfect. A great ride followed by a wonderful lunch and a cold beer at one of the local breweries. Splendid indeed.