On 01-27-16 I led my Crow-Creek Winter All-Roads Adventure from Champlin, MN. It was the same three riders as last Fall when I held this ride. It was Paul, Rick and I.
Just like last fall there was a strong westerly wind. My Garmin had an average temperature of 27 degrees. Since we were headed to the west meant that we had a headwind or cross wind for 32 miles until we took a break at Dunn Brothers in St. Michael. Once we got some coffee and something to eat we were in for a quick ride back to the start location.
Thanks to Paul and Rick for showing up to ride today. It actually was a good day for a bike ride. The roads were mostly clear of any snow and ice. There were just a few places on the approximately 8 miles of gravel roads that had any ice. It was a pleasure to ride clear roads again after riding on ice and sloppy snow this past week after the big snowstorm last Monday.
|Paul (L) Rick (R)
|Paul (L) Me (R)
|Chuck and Paul
|This was our first stretch of gravel/hard pack dirt
|Paul and Rick
Youtube: Paul and Rick
|Rick and Paul on the Historic Bridge over the Crow River in Hanover.
|Paul and me
|I was hungry when I got to the coffee shop..about mile 32
|Paul took my phone and gave it to some woman and asked her to take a picture of us.