I got out for some gravel/trail riding recently. The weather here has been unseasonably warm as of late, so might just as well take advantage of it. This was my garb for this ride...mountain bike, backpack with lunch, camera, gps, and bear spray because I did some hiking on this ride also.
I passed a few of these little grassy swamps yesterday.
There has been some wind along with the warm weather, so the leaves are falling...already :-)
This was the logging job the sign warned of. It was a thin job and they are done now. They only have a couple truck loads to haul.
This little gravel trail came out next to two of the few farms in our area.
It is unbelievable how widespread and destructive the July 1st windstorm that came through eastern MN and northwestern WI really is. This stand of Poplar trees is just some that suffered large scale damage.
The above picture is part of the North Country Trail. There is a lot of hours going into to clearing these trails to be passable again. One day a couple weeks ago while geocaching, I estimated I walked 3 miles of blow down with no trail cut. I can attest to the fact that it is some very tough walking. I often wonder how the critters manage in the blow down area...and how many perished the night of the storm.
This is my favorite type of riding...the riding of little old gravel roads and trails. Just doesn't get much better in my opinion...but that's just me.
This bike has been very good to me.
Lets get outdoors and have some Fun!!!