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80.0 Mile Ride Around Stillwater, MN

Monday, June 29, 2015      3 comments

Last week I enjoyed a great ride in the Stillwater MN area from the Wild River State Park down to the city, up to the Gateway Trail, back to Stillwater and then up to a little town called Marine on Saint Croix. I really enjoyed the day but there... Read more

The Cannon Valley Trail - 85.5 Mile Bike Ride

Saturday, June 06, 2015      3 comments

Yesterday I had the privilege of taking an 85.5 mile bike ride. It was a bit of a surprise because the weather has been unfavorable and it was supposed to rain all day. But like today, it ended up being beautiful and frankly just shy of perfect ... Read more

75.5 Mile Endurance Ride...And then Another 36.1 Mile Ride!

Thursday, May 28, 2015      2 comments

It was a perfect day, and a great ride. My aim was to ride the majority of the Root River Trail and thus put in about 85 miles for the day as part of my training for the crazy ride, Duluth and Back or Bust--2 Days, 150 per day, 300 miles total. ... Read more

65.3 Mile Endurance Ride

Monday, May 25, 2015      6 comments

Last week was Week 9 of my training plan for the crazy ride "Duluth and Back or Bust!" The plan is to ride from my house to Duluth in one day (150 miles), rest for 1-2 days, and then ride back in one day for a total of 300 miles in two days on t... Read more

63.1 Mile Endurance Ride Today

Friday, May 08, 2015      3 comments

It was a bit chilly, 55 degrees and cloudy, but it looked to be a nice day for a 60+ mile bike ride. My friends Craig, Kevin and Jim were set to come over at 9:30 a.m. so th... Read more

50 Mile Endurance Ride

Thursday, April 30, 2015      5 comments

Took another step today toward my goal of "Duluth and Back or Bust!" The week of training has been good, including my rest and eating patterns, so I was more ready for the longer ride today than I was last week. I set a nice, steady pace going ... Read more

45 Mile Endurance Ride Today

Thursday, April 23, 2015      3 comments

It was a bit chilly today, about 55 degrees, but the wind was fairly still and the sun was shining bright. So I set out for a 45 mile ride on a very lumpy course. The first half or so went pretty well, but I went out way too fast and got somewha... Read more

40 Mile Endurance Ride Today

Friday, April 17, 2015      1 comments

In preparation for my big ride to Duluth and back (150 miles each way, riding there in one day and back in one day after a little rest), I took a 40 mile endurance ride today. It's in the low 70s with a slight WNW wind, and clear blue skies here... Read more

Aerobic Endurance Ride Today: 3-2 Intervals

Tuesday, April 14, 2015      1 comments

What a beautiful day in Minnesota! It's in the low 70s with slight wind and clear blue skies. So I went out for an aerobic endurance ride today that goes like this. Warm up for 5-10 minutes, and then push the pace near to your limit for three mi... Read more

36 Mile Endurance Ride Today

Saturday, April 11, 2015      4 comments

It was a very nice day, a very nice ride, and I'm very tired! My big cycling goal this year is to ride to Duluth MN in one day (150 miles) and then back home in one day, a... Read more

Chilly Ride, Good Ride Today

Wednesday, April 08, 2015      2 comments

It was a bit chilly out today, temps in the high 40s, cloud cover, and a 10 mph ENE wind. I chose to take a 22 mile out and back ride that takes me west for 11 miles and th... Read more

22 Mile Cadence Ride Today

Saturday, April 04, 2015      1 comments

It's in the low 50s in the Minneapolis area today, with 5-10 mph winds out of the WNW. So I decided to take one of my favorite out and back rides which took me 11 miles in... Read more

Bike Ride Today: Brutal and Blissful!

Thursday, April 02, 2015      1 comments

Well, the winds were blowing at a sustained pace of 25-30 mph in the Minneapolis area today, with gusts into the 40s and 50s. So I thought it would be a good day for a bike ride! The wind was coming out of the west, so I decided to begin b... Read more

Endurance Ride - 31.2 Miles

Tuesday, March 31, 2015      2 comments

My major cycling goal for this year is to ride from Elk River, MN (suburb of Minneapolis) to Duluth, MN in one day, to rest for two days and then ride back in one day. It's about 150 miles each way, so I plan to ride about 300 miles in two days ... Read more

Cadence Workout Today

Monday, March 30, 2015      4 comments

It's set to be a beautiful day here in Minneapolis, and I'm eager to get out on my bike! I can hear it now: "Can Charlie come out and play?" The plan is to take a 10 mile ride focused on cadence. So after a 10 minute warmup, I'll take the cadenc... Read more


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