Monday, February 24, 2020

"New Rolling Brook 64" Bike Ride 02-23-20

Scott, the “other” Chuck and I rode the 64 mile version of my New Rolling Brook ride out of Hudson,WI. Normally I’ll ride the 77 mile version in the summer, so I don’t ride this route too often. We were all on our gravel bikes with gravel tires. There was still some snow/ice on the roads in spots especially where the trees block the sun from hitting the roadway. Our first break was at the Dunn Brothers at mile 30. Two of us had coffee, but all three had a breakfast sandwich. The second break at the Bass Lake Cheese (mile 53) was a welcome sight after riding into a brisk westerly wind. Today we saw plenty of wildlife. Nine deer, 9 flying Trumpeter Swans with more in the fields, 4 or 5 eagles depending on who you talk to . There were 4 squirrels, but I stopped counting them after seeing our first group of five deer. Sometimes all I see are squirrels. I'll eventually do a movie of the ride today. It was a good day for a bike ride….

Chuck Ryan

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Going Somewhere... 02-17-20

This was a 41 mile bike ride that was mostly on paved roads, but there were a couple miles of some gravel roads. We started at Highpointe Park in Champlin, MN. Coffee break at the Caribou Coffee in Maple Grove.

Chuck Ryan

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Another Coffee Run Bike Ride 02-15-20

Paul, the "other Chuck" and I rode our gravel bikes on another one of my all - roads rides from Champlin, MN. This was a 55 mile ride with a stop for coffee and a breakfast sandwich at the Dunn Brothers in St. Michael, MN. A good day for a bike ride...

Chuck Ryan

Fat Bike, Again... 02-11-20

Fat Bike on the Rush Creek Trail over to the Coon Rapids Dam...

Chuck Ryan

Friday, February 14, 2020

Nina's Spin Bike Ride 11-15-19

Catherine and I rode a 51 mile ride around the St. Paul/Mpls area on Friday, 11-15-19 starting from Nina's Coffee Cafe in St. Paul. This short movie has some pictures of Catherine and a short video of a Wild Turkey we encountered on the ride.

Chuck Ryan

Foxy Falafel Bike Ride 11-01-19

On 11-01-19 Catherine led a 50 mile bike ride starting from Nina's Coffee Cafe in St. Paul going around the St. Paul/Minneapolis area. The "other" Chuck and I showed up to ride. We took our break at the Foxy Falafel. Prior to the break Catherine was having an issue with one of her tires. When we were done with break we asked the owners of a coffee shop around the corner if we could come inside from the cold to do some work on both of her tires. I remember I had some issues with my GoPro that wouldn't record due to the early season colder temperatures.

Chuck Ryan

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Zumbro Gravel Challenge 200k Bike Ride 09-21-19

Zumbro Gravel Challenge 200k bike ride with the Minnesota Randonneurs on 09-21-19 out of Zumbrota, MN.

*** I finally decided to post this ride/movie. When I recorded this ride I had my GoPro for about one month and I hadn’t had very much experience with it. I recorded this ride with the GoPro mounted to my handlebars, but a better option might have been to use a chest mount to smooth out the camera shake. I could have maybe used a different camera setting, too.***

The video does give the viewer a taste of the ride if you can put up with some camera shake...

Chuck Ryan