All done! Finished up the first half of this journey yesterday in a very cold and rain plagued day, but gotter done!! My feet were frozen with two pair of socks, two pair of shoes and two pair of rain shoes all soaked! Not the best day for riding ( I saw no one else riding on Saturday!) but we really had very good weather most of the time. Half way point ; 1,754 miles completed (averaged 14 mph), was in the saddle for 128 hours and we had no flat tires!! I didn’t mention no flats before as it’s bad cycling luck, well I woke up this morning at our B&B in St Paul and walked out to the RV and no tires😳! My lock didn’t go through my tires and they were stolen. Good thing it happened now as we are done for the summer. Oh well they can be replaced and someone clearly needed them more than I do!😬Quaint B&B in a beautiful park area right on Lake Como , we walked down to where symphony was playing last night outdoors (40 degrees and raining) people were bundled up and enjoying the music!
Bob Kaplan (another cycling buddy) who grew up here in Minneapolis said he had been to the nearby zoo ( the area is like our Balboa) when he was younger and a baboon spit at him in the face and he hasn’t been right (or back there since!)…….hilarious!😂
This pretty covered bridge in Holdingford Minnesota on the Trail was interesting , the town is famous as being the “moonshine capital” in its day. Their brand was Minnesota 13 and people from all over would come to get their libation supply!
We are packing up the Motorhome and bikes for storage today, washing clothes and going to meet with CAF grant recipients from the Minneapolis area , there are 20 and they have all been invited…..a great finale!!👍