|I think this is like a Duluth icon or something|
|14 deg F What else would you rather do a Friday night?|
|Ride leader, mastermind, and gracious host of D F-B W|
The first ride was to be on the beach of Minnesota Point at 8 pm on Friday night, and roll to Park Point at the end of the giant sand bar. Park Point/ Minnesota Point is a long sliver of sand heading south east out of Canal Park. The beach terminates at a small light where the contents of Superior Bay and Allouez Bay empties into Lake Superior, fed by the St Louis and Nemadji Rivers. If it were not for the canal leading out of these two bays one could continue on Wisconsin Point for another three plus miles.
The next morning we would be tackling Amity Creek and the Lester River from the bottom and heading upstream. Creeks and rivers are my personal favorite places to ride fat-bikes and these little gems did not disappoint. The crew for the day's ride was slightly larger than the night before. What this translates to is a nicely packed, fast trail when we head back down stream. One of the highlights of the day was riding down a very steep waterfall. Less than half attempted it, I only rode it after I saw a Rudy "Mad Skills" O'Brien pull it off. It looked too steep and the run out too sharp. Rudy made it look easy, so without thinking too long about it , I hopped on my bike and did it.... clean. Several others rolled the big drop with differing results as the rest of us cheered and heckled.
|there's a creek around here somewhere with our names on it|
|too steep to ride up, but perfect for going down|
|Final Thought...... Nice|