Monday, January 14, 2019

January 10 & 12, 2019 Bike rides...


Here are some pictures from a couple TCBC (Twin Cities Bicycling Club) group rides on January 10 and 12, 2019.

On, Thursday, 01-10-19, Chuck showed up to my Coffee Thursday bike ride from Champlin, MN. This was a 47 mile bike ride mostly in Anoka County. 

There was about 3 to 4 days of very warm weather before this ride where lots of snow melted causing more ice to form on the roads and trails when the temperature dropped again.

The higher use roads were fine to ride, but we found some of the lower use roads and trails to have large areas of ice. We ended up walking around some of these sections of bad ice.

There were several section of fairly smooth ice and many areas that was rough and rutted from the snow, rain, snow, then melting from the winter storm over the holiday's.  


01-10-19

01-10-19


01-10-19

01-10-19


01-10-19

01-10-19

01-10-19



01-10-19


On Saturday, 01-12-19, Chuck, Liesa, Rick and I rode my, Back to the Box, bike ride. Chuck, Liesa and I rode the 53 mile loop while Rick finished the day with 33 miles.

I changed up my planned route after all the ice I encountered last Thursday.  We took our break in Oak Grove at the Bridge Street Coffee Box. Its one of my favorite spots to stop when I ride to the north of Champlin. Great coffee and I usually get a bagel/breakfast sandwich which also taste great!

While we rode it looks like everyone has an ice skating rink in their yard or fields this year. :)
01-12-19
01-12-19

01-12-19

01-12-19
01-12-19

01-12-19

01-12-19

01-12-19

01-12-19

Chuck Ryan

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Early January 2019 Bike Rides...


Here are some pictures and a video from some bike rides in early January 2019.

On the first day of the year I rode my fat bike around Elm Creek and did a little bit of single track. I did a little over 11 miles.

01-01-19

01-01-19

01-01-19

01-01-19

01-01-19
01-02-19: Again, I rode my fat bike around the trails of Elm Creek and some roads for a total of 22 miles for the day.

01-02-19

01-02-19


01-02-19


01-02-19


01-02-19




01-03-19: Greg and Chuck showed up on my TCBC ride, Fat Bike Meander. The temperatures were in the mid 20's when we started, but it was going to get very warm quickly. We headed off to get some single track in before it got too warm. Then we rode some different trails in and around Elm Creek. Today's mileage was 20 miles. By the time I got home from this ride I saw that the single track had already been closed.
01-03-19

01-03-19

01-03-19

01-05-19: This was my TCBC, One Way or Another...Fat or Not bike ride. When I put the ride in I wasn't sure if I would be riding my fat bike or my Seven EvergreeN SL, but with the two very warm January days before the ride it was time to get back on the Evergreen. This was a 55 mile ride. We took out break at the Dunn Brothers in St. Michael. Paul, Scott, Chuck, Liesa and I rode the ride.



01-05-19

01-05-19

01-05-19





01-05-19


01-05-19

01-05-19...image by Scott Larson. I must have been going too fast!
On 01-07-19 I took out my Seven Evergreen for a 17 mile ride. It was another warm day and very cloudy.

01-07-19

01-07-19



Chuck Ryan