600 Miles On a Bike

July 22, 2013 Posted by Deb

In the Believe It or Not category, Iowa has the longest paved biking loop in the country at 72 miles. It’s concrete and it is new and it is wide enough for a car. Who has the money to do that these days? We set out to conquer it and got about 25 miles into it when a very nasty storm front came through. We decided to bail on the trip and I blew a tire on the way back. We also discovered our bike pump seals had dried up so Deb rode to the car while I walked a bit over four miles. The storm fizzled and the day turned out great so we have that loop on the list to try again.

Welded Farm Implements -- Perry, Iowa

Welded Farm Implements — Perry, Iowa

Half Way -- Calhoun Lake, Minneapolis

Half Way — Calhoun Lake, Minneapolis

Overlooking St. Paul Approaching the River Rtrail

Overlooking St. Paul Approaching the River Trail

East Mississippi River Trail and the Paddle Boats: St. Paul, Minnesota

East Mississippi River Trail and the Paddle Boats: St. Paul, Minnesota

Normandale Lake -- Bloomington, Minnesota

Normandale Lake — Bloomington, Minnesota

Lanesboro Trail Beyond Preston, Minnesota

Lanesboro Trail Beyond Preston, Minnesota

Canon River Trail and What's Left of Hidden Valley Campground

Canon River Trail and What’s Left of Hidden Valley Campground

Cannon River Overtaking Campground

Cannon River Overtaking Campground

Battle Creek Park -- St. Paul, Minnesota

Battle Creek Park — St. Paul, Minnesota

Indian Mounds -- St. Paul, Minnesota

Indian Mounds — St. Paul, Minnesota

 

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