The following is a true story, only the names have been changed to protect the guilty.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Chain of Lakes





The creek ride on Friday was so fun I wanted to go back on Saturday and ride it again with my BFF, Mark. We started out on Lake Nokomis to take a quick look at the Pond Hokey Championship (boring). From there we jumped on Minnehaha Creek. On our way up the creek we came up with a new plan. We decided to Circumnavigate the Minneaplolis chain of lakes, and  to also throw in a ride at Theo Wirth Mtb trails. From Nokomis it's about a three mile ride on the creek to Lake Harriet. After crossing Harriet it's a short bike path ride to Lake Calhoun. The channel from Calhoun to Lake of the Isles was a little scary since it was open water just a couple weeks ago. Next was another channel to Cedar Lake and finally to Brownie Lake where we jumped on another bike path to access the single-track at Wirth. The trails at Wirth were in great shape and a lot of fun. The route back was not quite as fun, the wind really picked up and was directly in our face the whole ride back. Crossing the wide open lakes had the wind cutting right through our jackets, we decided to just shoot straight across the lakes and leave the circumnavigating thing to another ride or a different lake. (Lake Minnetonka maybe?) It was nice to get back to the tree-lined  shelter of the creek. What was supposed to be a short ride turned into a four and half hour mini adventure. Rides like this seem to be a theme that goes with the fat-bike, once you get moving it's hard to stop having so much fun.

4 comments:

  1. I tried to ride around gunclub and failed, I couldn't get traction over the new snow on ice and had to resort to pushing. I was testing for a Tonka lap at 125 miles.

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  2. I like the straight down shot of the wheel/ice/shoes. Great picture!

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  3. i had no idea Minnetonka has that many miles of shore line. I might plan one that is a little shorter and cut out some of the bays. I'm thinking a 50 to 60 miler would be good.

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  4. When is the next creek adventure?

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