Monday, September 01, 2008

Great way to wrap up August

On Friday I concluded the day with an extra-long commute to Lebanon Hills in Eagan. My brother had picked up my mountain bike and met me there where we rode a couple of laps of singletrack. I decided that my favorite type of off-road riding is now on the fixed gear. I used my old Trek OCLV mountain bike set up with only a front cantilever on a rigid fork.  It was a blast.

Saturday Anika and I celebrated our 12th anniversary a day early...  My wife and I enjoyed the day hanging out.  We swam, and generally relaxed before getting cleaned up and read for a date.  We took the old Schwinn Twin tandem on a ride out to dinner at Muffuletta in Saint Paul.  We rode over, shared a bottle of wine, had a lovely dinner, and rode home in the dark.

Sunday, I was out the door at 5:45.  Rode out to my brother's house to meet him just after 7:15.  We rode together through Stillwater into Wisconsin.  Tried a couple of great new roads that I had not ridden before.  Very windy out of the South.  

All tolled, I wrapped up August with 6,860 miles so far this year. 


Pete said...

Congrats, 12 years is nothing to sneeze at.

Matt said...

Pretty cool running into you guys on Saturday - glad you had a nice dinner.

Man that tandem is a cool looking ride. :-)

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