Tuesday, August 31, 2010

535 miles in August 2010 = 2130 for the year so far

32.7 miles - Greenway/Ford Bridge/W River Pkwy/Minnehaha Trail/Lakes/Greenway - 8/31/10

32.7 miles
18.4 avg
28.4 max
1:46:14

Madone

It was nice to get out for more than an hour...felt good and a nice day....love that view from the Ford Bridge....also I have concluded that Hammer Gel and GU carb packs work the best for sustaining energy for me.

Monday, August 30, 2010

16.5 miles - exelsior blvd/shady oak rd/mcginty rd/minnetonka blvd/hutch spur - 8/31/10

16.5 miles
17.9 avg
29.9 max
0:55:01

Madone

Quick ride...was hoping for a nice long ride, but ran out of time....also feeling a bit like I lost my endurance...

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

22.8 miles - Exelsior/101/McGinty/Cedar Lake Rd/Shop - 8/24/10

22.8 miles
18.3 avg
37.8 max
1:15:00

Madone 6.5

Saw 9 wild turkeys on McGinty Rd. Nice ride.

Friday, August 20, 2010

282.5 miles - St. Croix River 4-Day Tour - 8/16-8/20/10

282.5 miles
18:43:36
38.0 max
15.0 avg

Loaded Trek 520

Details soon....

Sunday, August 15, 2010

7.9 miles - commute - 8/15/10

7.9 miles
15.4 avg
28.8 max
0:30:50

Loaded Trek 520 - handles really well with a boatload of weight...we'll see how she does on my trip.

8.2 miles commute - 8/13/10

8.2 miles
0:31:12
25.9 max
15.7 avg

Loaded Trek 520

Testing the bags for my trip.

8 miles - commute - 8/13/10

8 miles
avg 14.5
24.2 max
0:33:15

Trek 520

Thursday, August 12, 2010

12 miles - Mini Hops/Carlson Pkwy/494 frontage trail/McGinty Rd/Loop Trail/Carlson Pkwy - 8/12/10

12 miles
50 minutes non-stop

Trek 790 w Burley trailer

Rode for an hour while Liam was at gymnastics...forgot my cycle computer, but feel pretty good about the mileage guess.

7.9 miles - Commute - 8/10/10

7.9 miles
0:28:21
27.8 max
16.8 avg

Blck Trek

15.9 miles - commute/Lake Calhoun/Trader Joe's - 8/9/10

15.9 miles
26.9 max
1:07:40
17.9 avg

Trek 520

Monday, August 9, 2010

St. Croix River Mini-Tour

Getting ready for my three day trip next week. It is a lot of prep for a short trip. I am borrowing the Axiom Monsoon panniers from Kate. It was the set I was going to purchase. I can test them before I buy them.
I took a trip to REI tonight to seek out a coffeemaker, nice blanket, cooking pot, bowls and a lightweight camp stove. I ended up with the WhisperLite Pocket Rocket and two cannisters, a Therma Rest blanket, a java press and some cookware. I will give details after the ride on how well they worked.
I am currently working out the itinerary, but I know I will be staying at Interstate State Park, St. Croix State Park and if I can get an extra night, Wild River State Park. The mileage is 65, 65, and 110 or 65, 65, 65, and 65.

35.3 miles - Commute/Greenway/Ford Bridge/Franlin ave Bridge/Greenway/Trader Joes - 8/9/10

35.3 miles
18.5 avg
29.2 max
1:54:16

Madone 6.5

Whoa...it was hot....over 100 degrees, but a really nice ride...

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010