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šŸ«” TC 10 Mile training update

Posted September 2, 2023

Finished my third eight mile long run this morning and kept the average pace under 11 for the second time in this training cycle (10:44). Slow and steady with no walk breaks is fine with me right now. On my bike ride two days ago, I made it up the giant hill (200+ ft) with no stop breaks, so seem to be making overall fitness progress. Only 29 days to race day!


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Beautiful morning along the river

Pic posted August 31, 2023

Twenty mile ride up and down the Mississippi


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Cool, beautiful morning for a bike ride

Pic posted August 26, 2023

Only had time for a quick ten miles around Woodbury


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New trail @ Carver Lake?

Pic posted July 31, 2023

This is not it, but it looks like someone is building a new trail off of the upper parking lot loop


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33 miles to Fort Snelling (and back)

Pic posted July 20, 2023

Fun ride, but ready to sit on the couch and watch The Open now


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Saint Paul High Bridge

Pic posted July 20, 2023

Lileks was crazy not to include this one in his story


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Simpsons clouds over Colby Lake

Pic posted July 18, 2023

These summer weather days are special


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Single track for the soul

Pic posted July 18, 2023

Quick loop today around Carver Lake


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Early morning 20 miles šŸš“ā€ā™‚ļø

Pic posted July 12, 2023

Stuck by a train, eagles, vultures & a turkey, new Saint Paul branding and the return of Bob Pimpin


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20 mile ride around St. Paw and Meowpolis šŸš“šŸ»ā€ā™‚ļø

Pic posted July 10, 2023

Never change, Woodbury, never change


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20 miles along the big river šŸš“šŸ»ā€ā™‚ļø

Pic posted July 6, 2023

Boats, trains, vultures and lots of color


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Carver Lake before the storm

Pic posted July 4, 2023

Glad I went to the single track first, as I got caught in the last mile riding home in the downpour. The park is surprisingly green and lush, given the lack of recent rain…


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Don’t forget to stop and enjoy šŸŒø

Pic posted June 29, 2023

It’s always worth the time to capture nature’s beauty (shot during my morning bike ride through Woodbury)


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A little single track before the šŸ”„

Pic posted June 14, 2023

Still kinda warm, but super fun (and no one else out there)


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Highlights from the long bike ride šŸš“ā€ā™‚ļø

Pic posted June 8, 2023

The watch said it was my longest ride recorded to date: 32.8 miles up and down the Mississippi


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Dames-violet? How accurate is Photos?

Pic posted May 26, 2023

Iā€™d never know on some of these – bike ride photo from along the Mississippi


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Carver Lake Park back in action šŸš“ā€ā™‚ļø

Pic posted May 4, 2023

All of the tree damage has been cleared, the snow has melted and all of the trails are now open (with great riding conditions)


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Nice day for a ride on the MRT šŸš“ā€ā™‚ļø

Pic posted April 25, 2023

Mississippi River Trail in Newport, Inver Grove Heights and South St. Paul – water levels manageable and Bob is back


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40 Below @ MSPIFF 42

Pic posted April 23, 2023

Great documentary on the Arrowhead 135 by director Marius Anderson at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, St. Anthony Main. Also fun to have the director and 2019 women’s champion Leah Gruhn afterwards


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Spring has sprung @ Carver Lake

Pic posted April 14, 2023

The mountain bike trails won’t be open for a while due to downed trees and mud/ice, but the buds were popping. The bottom center pic that we think is emerald ash borer damage was at Bailey School Forest Park in Newport.


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Scenes from the long ride today

Pic posted April 11, 2023

Twenty miles along the mighty Mississippi šŸš“ā€ā™‚ļø


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First ride of 2023 āœ…

Pic posted April 10, 2023

It felt good to be out again (although my aerobic capacity needs to get better). Colby Lake still with a lot of ice, but melting fast


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šŸ«” TIL all about bike valves

Posted April 10, 2023

Schrader valves are the old “traditional” style, while Presta valves are the newer, thinner ones. Thought I needed these $6 adapters, but turns out my fancy bike pump works with both, as long as you loosen the Presta valve core first. Looking forward to riding in the warm weather this week…


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Link: The Robert Piram Trail Story

Linked January 4, 2023


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Link: Outside Chance with Chance York

Linked October 19, 2022


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