Friday, July 27, 2012

Sidetracked by the Minnesota River

I decided to take a dirt route to work this morning. It was worth it. I'll make it longer next time. 

 Graffiti under the 494 bridge.

You can't tell from this shot, but the wild flowers are everywhere.

Mud on the tires. I should have kept riding and skipped work.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Sunday Ride

Yesterday, I rode the Luce Line Trail which I had never been on before. It starts in north Minneapolis and goes west. I planned to ride to the trail head at Theodore Wirth Park and ride a lap or two, but it was closed due to wet conditions. So I continued on the paved trail that passes the trailhead and discovered I was on the Luce Line Train.

I got as far as Medicine Lake, another local place I've never been to. 

I passed a golf course.

Lots of summer wild flowers everywhere I went.

This is some interesting urban decay. A better camera may better have captured what caught my eye.

Cricket matches at Bryn Mawr park.

It's a good thing Wirth park was closed because it forced me to discover a new route.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Mac Shorcut for Delete Key

It's taken too long, but I've found the Mac equivalent of the Windows Delete key: "fn" + "delete". This is not news to most, but it's a really convenient Mac shortcut for me.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

An Adventure Ride to Work

I took a different route to work today. This route took me by a little lake. I kept taking side routes off of my normal route and realized I was on an adventure ride -- a short one.

Then I found a hammer in a roundabout. I was able to carry away it because today I rode my bike that has baggage.

I like the idea of adventure riding. I read a blog post yesterday that covered this subject.