07 August 2011

Twin Cities Bicycling Club Sunday Ride

Just like the ride schedule said - "Beautiful quiet ride through
Washington County. Rolling hills, stops at Scandia, Marine on St
Croix." Rode to the start about 7 miles to the Mahtomedi High School
parking lot and was blown away by the number of riders. We get
surprised with 6-8 riders on a Sunday ride in Port Townsend and here
were 40-50!
Enjoyed the terrain immensely - even though I grew up here, many of
the roads I had never spent much time on, so this was a perfect way
to sample the local fare. Riders were really hospitable to this
wayward visitor and I had some good conversations with Lyle, Pete and
Steve, the latter being a member of the illustrious Gentleman
Cyclists who put on the Lake Pepin 3-Speed Tour I've always wanted to
The ride itself was about 60 miles and I added my to and from and
popped off a good 75 miles all told. The sun came out midway and it
was a perfectly splendid day in the saddle! Thanks to Rebecca the
ride leader and all the wonderful folks at TCBC!
If you are in the area, check out the massive ride schedule (about
2000 rides a year) here: http://www.biketcbc.net

Snacks and conversation at the Scandia Store
Heading back on the Gateway Trail from Hwy 7
One of the amazing bridges on the trail...it's really not bent like that...