Sunday, May 4, 2008

North By Northwest

It was another biathlon for me today... I rode an easy 27 miles with Jerry Engen, Lori Belz, Barry Torgerson, Rob Belz and Bill Stuber. We rode from Lakeland north and west through Lake Elmo and Oakdale before hooking up with the Gateway Trail. That fabulous trail took us out to Highway 96 where we headed east and then south through Stillwater. On Greely Avenue, we stopped into the Central Hub owned by Ben Dickhausen. His shop is jammed full of bikes to repair. He's got a good reputation in the area. After that, we continued on south and back to Lakeland. On the way out, SPBRC's Dave Dow was putting in miles on his road bike. Lots of other riders were out too in the fantastic weather. Later, Jerry joined me for over 50 rounds with the .17 caliber rifles at the Hudson Gun Club. Most of the members are just there practicing for hunting season. A few might be members of right-wing, motherland first, posse militias. It's good to be on their good side...

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