Thursday, July 9, 2015

Reentry...

I have completely and totally neglected this space on the inter web for the past two months. Between wrapping up the school year, packing up a classroom, and preparing for our European adventure, keeping up the blog just never found it's way onto the radar. I've decompresssed after returning from our trip and have been trying to get caught up with things around the house. It's been good to get back in the saddle and I'm really enjoying the new Salsa Beargrease, but must admit that I do miss the Pugsley.

I spent some time up in the Northwoods this past week and really enjoyed getting out to ride where I love to ride the most...





 I was actually closer to 47 degrees North










Riding these forest roads and trails never gets old.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Iron Country~Mesabi Trail


 
 "The Iron Range's Eiffel Tower"
 
"Our Childhood Playground"
 


 


 "Rail Rider"


 "Birches"










Finding Some Peace








Springtime in the Northland

An adventure ride is whatever you make of it. Sometimes you don't have to go much further than your backyard to have an adventure, all it takes is some imagination.


I've been asked a hundred times by other riders, "Where do you ride when you go up north?" My answer is always simple..."In the woods." They don't like that response. They want maps, mileage, road names and numbers. All of which I refuse to give. Selfish? Probably, but if you want to truly have an adventure...Get some maps, go north, pick an area, choose a road, and go explore. It's that simple :)


The beauty of it all is that in the past six or seven years that I've been doing these rides I have never once encountered another person on a bike. I've been completely on my own and that is truly how I like it.


Springtime riding in the Northland can be rather entertaining and intriguing. That being said, this particular ride did not disappoint. It provided everything from wet, muddy, nearly unrideable conditions. To ice, sand, and relatively dry roads.


 




 





 





 "No Bones About It"

 "The long and winding road that leads to your door
Will never disappear.
I've seen that road before,
It always leads me here..."
 ~Paul McCartney