Monday, September 17, 2012
We're more than two thirds of the way through the year and have cycled every day. My phone app for blogging about it hasn't been working since I got a new phone, so here's a summary: We rode 100 kilometers for the Minnesota Ironman in early May, a couple of group trike rides with the MiNiTOT group in June, the Midwest Recumbent Rally in August -- with a 4-trike train trip through the old railroad tunnels on the Elroy-Sparta trail on the way home -- and the two Twin Cities rides in September (the St. Paul Classic and the Tour of Minneapolis). The St. Paul Classic's 41-mile loop formed the backbone of our only 100-mile ride of the year; we rode to and from the event, and took a long detour across Minneapolis and into the western suburbs and back during the afternoon. That ride, on September 9, has to serve as my annual 9/11 ride, which was interrupted when I was called in to work 30 miles out from the start, to cover for a sick co-worker. It's been a great year for cycling so far.