Monday, May 16, 2011

Work On The Munger Trail

I took the Munger Trail today for a twenty mile ride. Gorgeous is all that can be said about the weather. Sixty five degrees and sunny, light breeze off the big lake, perfect for this time of year. I'm glad I rode the MTB as the trail is rough in parts, and under major repair in others. I don't know how long it will take, but it's been a long time coming.

My six year old Tifosi sun glasses have seen better day, so I stopped at the LBS and picked up a pair of Tifosi Dolomite's. Just in time for the sunny weather coming up this week. The Tifosi line hold up well, are comfortable, and half the price of Oakley or Smith. While there, I looked at some 29er models and think that I may upgrade to one of them. Or maybe a 'cross bike. And a snow bike. If I lived closer to work, it sure would make my choice easier.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

A Nice Day In The Woods

What a beautiful day for exploring the local trail on my MTB. Stopped in to see Mom for Mother's Day, then up the road a mile or so to the Lone Pine Trail for a ride. I expected to encounter lot's of mud, but that wasn't the case. Very ride-able for the most part, I only had to carry around mucky parts a couple of times. I like riding back here because I have yet to encounter another person, though today there was a fresh set of bike tracks in front of me. Or, maybe behind me if they had gone the opposite direction. I actually didn't see any wildlife either, except, naturally, various birds. No deer, wolves, bear, moose, beaver, nothing of the mammal sort. Lot's of tracks, so they are around.

I've seen on some other bike blogs that the "ride for thirty days straight" thing is popular again this year. This was my first day to start a thirty day streak. I work not too far from the Munger Trail parking in Carlton, so it's no problem to pop over there for an after work ride. Plus, there are plenty of roads in the Cloquet area just waiting for me to discover them. One of my co-workers rides, so we plan to do some rides together. He sometimes rides a recumbent. Sad, but I won't hold it against him!