Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Water Crossings

 I am registered up for the Mn Ironman bike ride which is coming up in less than 2 weeks.   That said, our spring this year has been more like winter so long training rides haven't been happening.  But, I have been on the bike every day in April...and most everyday since of February.   

 Last night I had studied the weather forecast and today was suppose to be one of the nicest days we have had in a while.  I had a route I have not ridden this year and decided today was the day.  I knew I would be fighting a wind for most of the beginning and if there was any wind to be had in the afternoon, it would be in my favor.  The forecast was for WNW winds at 15 in the morning changing to N at 6 this afternoon. They were right. 

Rock Creek

 I remember going by here when I was a youngster giggling about the name.  That means it has been here for many a moons.
 This farm has been here for many years also. 

 A new bridge on Douglas County Highway M crossing the Tamarack River. 

 The Sheosh creek.  A trout stream.

 And...a picture of the Moose River.

Nearing home, a picture of the St. Croix River.  

 The first 23 miles I would be fighting the wind.  I did not mind.  For me, it's not a big deal when I know what I am up against. Today's ride was right close to 42 miles with the temp around the 45°F mark. Another great day to be out.  I did not load up all the pictures of the water crossings the bicycle took me across today.  Believe me, there were many.

Lets get outdoors and have some Fun!!


  1. Looks like you had a great ride. I have yet to break 40 miles this year, and today sure would have been a good day to do it. I think I need to retire.

    1. Ride was good and retiring is good also! The weather may have something to do with not logging long rides. lol