Sunday, December 16, 2018

Bike Rides October 2018


Here are some images and videos of some of my bike rides done in October 2018. Some of them are rides that I led for the Twin Cities Bicycling Club and some other rides by other people.

On Monday, 10-01-18 I showed up in Hugo to do Bob Floyd's, Hugo Kruze ride. The weather wasn't looking that great, so Bob wasn't going to ride. I waited around to see if anyone else would show up, but when no one did I took off by myself. I looked at the radar and it looked like I would possibly miss the rain on this 52 mile ride so I didn't take my rain pants. My Garmin had an average temperature of 40 degrees for the ride with a low of 37.

I arrived in Lindstrom for a break just as it began to sprinkle.
I had a coffee and a breakfast sandwich while checking the radar. It was lightly raining but it wasn't showing on the radar. The forecast showed heavier rain in a couple hours around Hugo so I thought I better start riding.

No sooner than I got on my bike it started raining harder. I only went 2 to 3 miles before I stopped to put on a rain jacket. I checked the radar again and it still showed heavier rain in a couple hours. Well, it rained steadily for the next hour causing my legs and feet to become completely soaked. It was around 39 degrees and I have to admit pretty darn uncomfortable.  The rain pretty much stopped the last 45 minutes or so making the ride a little more comfortable.  


 

10-01-18 It was just starting to sprinkle when I got up to the Northwoods Roasterie for a break.

Coffee and An Adventure in Every Cup....

My dry booties at break, but they would become completely soaked in a little bit

I stopped at the QwikTrip to put on a rain jacket and checked the radar again.
On Tuesday, 10-02-18, I led my Big Apple Bagel Run ride. Catherine and Randall showed up to do the ride. This was a 58 mile ride.
Catherine sitting in the big stair in from of Big Apple Bagel Coffee Shop. 10-02-18

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On the way back to Stillwater I showed Catherine and Randall Fairy Falls. 10-02-18


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They weren't going to get any closer to the edge... 10-02-18

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On Saturday, 10-06-18, Catherine and I were going to do the Minnesota Randonneur's Hills of Wisconsin 200k bike ride. This was Beth's first randonneur ride and she decided to ride with us.

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Right after our break around the half way point... 10-06-18

On the way back we stopped at the Devil's Punchbowl near Menomonie, WI. 10-06-18

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On Sunday, 10-07-18, Catherine and I rode a 60 mile ride out of River Falls. Here is Catherine talking to the owner of the Rush River Orchard and Bakery just as we were about to leave after having some pie.

On 10-11-18 I came across this on one of my rides ...
On Friday, I led my 71 mile Northwoods Moose Adventure ride up to Linstrom from Stilllwater, MN.
Stillwater, MN before the ride on Friday, 10-12-18.
Catherine and Paul in the background at our break on 10-12-18
Catherine wearing my sunglasses... 10-12-18

Joe, Catherine and Paul on our way back to Stilllwater on 10-12-18

Catherine at the Marine General Store on 10-12-18

Hey...what's everyone looking at.... 10-12-18

Once we were back to Stillwater we decided to get a pizza... 10-12-18

On Saturday, 10-13-18, several of us did another one of Bob Floyd's ride called Taylor Made Lindstrom Kruze. We rode 77 miles.

I took this at the start of the ride showing the colors... 10-13-18

Catherine, Richard, Joe, Liesa and I at Interstate Park in Wisconsin... 10-13-18

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Liesa and Catherine... 10-13-18
On Sunday, 10-14-18, I led my 51 mile ride called Bru House Coffee ride out of the Dunn Brothers in Minneapolis on Lake Street and the River Road.  This was the first day of the snow sticking to the vegetation.
Some snow flakes were falling...10-14-18

another view looking north...10-14-18

Big flakes of snow at the beginning of the ride... 10-14-18

Catherine showing her foot after it got wet and she was attempting to warm it back up... her 45NRTH boots were defective and had them replaced by the company after this ride... 10-14-18
On Tuesday, 1016-18, Catherine led a 51 mile ride called Nina's Brake Bread ride from St. Paul.
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On the Stone Arch Bridge on 10-16-18

Brake Brea... 10-16-18
On Wednesday, 10-17-18 I led my 64 mile New Rolling Brook ride. Didn't take many pictures, but here is Catherine holding a large fake spider at the Dunn Brothers in New Richmond, WI.
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On Thursday, 10-18-18, Catherine led her 78 mile Nina's Fall Spin ride from St. Paul, MN
Catherine and Joe arriving at the apple orchard... 10-17-18

Catherine's checking out the place... 10-17-18

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Catherine securing the corn that she bought to her bike... 10-17-18





On Monday, 10-22-18, Catherine and I did Bob's ride, Hugo Kruze. This time we decided to stop at the snow blower on our way to Lindstrom. This was a 53 mile ride.

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On Wednesday, 10-24-18, I rode Catherine's 50 mile ride called Nana's Spin to Brake Bread. She had a good turn out for her ride around St. Paul and Minneapolis.
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Group photo at the end of the ride 10-24-18

Group photo with me in it....10-24-18
On 10-27-18 I led my Element Wood Fire Pizza Run. This was a 47 mile ride.
View from inside Dunn Brothers prior to the start of the ride... 10-27-18


Locking up our bikes at the pizza place... 10-27-18

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On 10-30-18 I did another version of the St. Croix Crossing ride. This one was 69 miles long.




Catherine, Randall, Paul and Joe.... 10-30-18









We even stopped for pizza afterwards... 10-27-18




All these images were taken with my iPhone to document the rides.

Chuck Ryan