The The Return of the September "Stress Reliever" Series

  • Sep 21, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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A September to remember! Last year I posted a daily ride in mid-September and I rode 17 consecutive days.  Miles logged were 400+.  This year, I'm aiming for the full month. 30 consecutive days, weather permitting.  I will not ride in rain or snow or tornadoes.  Stress is a given in our daily lives.  Biking outdoors is a potent antidote to this stress.  Riding in a group gives you a challenge to push yourself a little, get some miles in, and enjoy the company of others who love to ride. This is an opportunity to live in the moment and leave all your worries behind.  It's not about the speed or the distance.  It's about making a commitment to getting out, enjoying one of Minnesota's most beautiful months  and letting go of whatever ails you.   I would like this to be a series of rides that are challenging but not competitive.  Pace and routes as the group decides but generally moderate, around 15 to 16 mph and distance of around 20 miles.  We  can meet up for social time after the rides at Luce, Chipotle or Mainstreet.  I will be out there an any event but would love some company.  Join me!

If you need to contact me my cell phone number is[masked]-4881.

Update:  I have this weekend off from work so I'm able to host a ride during the daytime.  This will be a one-time change for the Stress Reliever series.  The Dakota Trail offers a paved trail heading westward from Wayzata to St. Bonifacious and beyond ( 13 miles to St.Boni, another 8 to Mayer and a few more to New Germany) through the suburbs bordering Lake Minnetonka to wetlands and cornfields ... scenic views and a mostly flat out-and-back ride.  All the way to New Germany is about 25 miles.  The forecast this weekend is for sunny skies and temps in the 60's.  It should be a great time to say goodbye officially to summer and hello to the first day of fall.  It will be a nice escape for those of us who are not able to leave for the out-of-town trips.  We can meet at Maggie's in Wayzata following the ride for lunch. 

 Riders of all skill levels are welcome.  If you're a faster rider up for longer distance you can go all the way to New Germany and back, or if you choose a shorter distance, that's fine too.  I will be riding at a moderate pace between 15-17 mph.


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  • tamsie

    It was great to see Janice again and catch up after a long time. Lori joined up and led Kerry and Lynn out to where the pavement ends. Out and back to Mayer was enough for me. Called Kevin from Maggie's just to let him know what we're up to....nice day!

    September 22, 2013

  • Lynn

    Overshot it and heading back to meetup now pls wait a few

    September 21, 2013

  • Joy Marie Z

    Bummed as I'm doing a different ride. Any interest in doing this ride again after 11:00 on Sunday?

    September 20, 2013

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