Sunday, February 23, 2014

Harsh Yes

Today's ride was rough, literally. I chose to ride along the Mississippi River and Minnehaha Creek parkway trails. I'm not sure what it is, maybe all the curves, but these trails are not plowed as well as the Greenway and Cedar Lake Trail - lots of ruts, bumps, loose snow and debris all over. It was a very different ride from yesterday, which I was looking for. I'm not a technical rider at all, but every now and then a technical challenge is good for me. You can see just how pathetic my technical abilities are by me calling a plowed trail technical.
Another cold beauty. Lots of complaining about how harsh our Minnesota winters are, and they are, but you know, by respecting the dangers and being properly prepared, I have found, that there is a lot of fun to be had in even the most extreme that winter can throw at me.
That being said, it felt good to get home to safety and warmth. Couple of hours today. About 20 miles.

Getting Ready To Head Out

Minnehaha Falls

1 comment:

tainterturtles said...

This has been a long winter with lots of windy days. Glad you ride almost every day Tom. It's good for the soul.