I took the bike for a spin around the block tonight for about an hour and a half. What I love about biking is the immense amount of variety seen, felt, and experienced. One bike ride can take you through many different socio-economic zones, hilly topography followed by long periods of relative flatness, varying ecosystems, … More A Study in Contrasts
Ring…darrring…. At that sound I carefully moved my bike to the far right of the bike path, and moments later a 60 something woman who could have been my mom, gracefully passed me on her beautiful retro Schwinn, as if it were the Battlestar Galacticta gliding by an inferior cargo vessel. This was one of … More Being OK with being slow, and my “ah ha” moment continues to teach me.
There were no screaming crowds or bands playing as we completed our trip down the Munger Trail from Duluth to Hinckley, and then when we returned home the next day the crowds didn’t turn out on the other end of the trail either. The Munger Trail is only 70 miles from Duluth to Hinckley, Minnesota, … More What Does 172 Miles in 2 days get you? A sore butt……
While belting out the GnR classic, “Paradise City,” I tried out our full Lakewalk extension today. Like a main artery in a healthy circulation system, this path will now take you all the way to the end of the horizon in the picture above, and to the Aerial Lift Bridge at the head of Lake … More Bike Paths Rock! Testdriving the Lakewalk Extension. DITCH YOUR CAR. DO IT!
Here’s a past column about one of my favorite adventures last fall… This week I found myself belly up to the bar in Finland, at a place called Our Place, downing one of the finest cold ones I’ve ever had (nearly a full pitcher of it). I had ambled in with a buddy who was … More Freewheelin’ it to Finland
Today’s ride along Lake Superior was bitter cold at 39 degrees with an ever present northeast headwind. I had hoped to knife through the gales like Lance Armstrong, but wound up epitomizing a mental image of Louie Anderson bumbling down the road on an old Huffy with a banana seat. Any time of year a … More When Will the Cold End? And an experience with Lance, Louie, and Superman
I enjoyed a 23 mile loop through the forests and countryside outside Duluth today on the shiny new bike. Most of it was ridden with a young buck who helped me push the pace a bit more than usual. He even offered to sell me an old wetsuit for a good deal, since I’m considering … More Running Into Strangers, and Yet Another Scott Jurek Hit Smoothie.