This morning at 6am I departed Lower Town on an orange bicycle and headed for the University of Minnesota. I made my way to the State Capitol and University and Rice and continued down University Ave for the rest of my Journey. A couple of gradual grade inclines, but mostly flat poorly paved street took me to my destination. I passed 37 various Asian Restaurants, 2 plasma centers, and 1 library. There were not as many distinct smells as I thought there would be; fresh bread, fresh tar, fried eggs, and Burger King, that was about it. I followed one bus the entire trip, passed 2 bicyclists, had only about 20 cars pass me. University Ave at 6am, not too exciting.
That bike is so so great! The approroximetly 45 minute ride was a great way to start out the day.
I am starting my return trip at about 11am today. I am going to take a different path home. First along the East River Road, past the Devil House to St Kates to pick up a text book I need for class next week. I can’t believe I had a 2 week break for summer and it is already over, awesome. From there I think I will ride down Summit or Grand to Downtown St. Paul. As for now the sun is still out and I am ready to pedal again.
I have 2 years to train, but one of my bicycle goals is to go bicycle camping with Kate.
[image from Coversations, etc.]