West End "Stress Reliever" Series

Ever pushed yourself hard on your bike and sharpened your mental focus so that miraculously all the garbage you dealt with during the day just melted away? It's time to release those endorphins. September is just about half gone and we are in the late days of summer. We had record heat this year which kept me indoors more than I would have liked, but now comes the time that's perfect for outdoor activity: mild temperatures and cool breezes. As usual, work interferes with my recreation, so this series will have to be in the evening. My goal is to get out every day (as long as it's not raining!) for the rest of September. I'm looking for a few stalwart souls to join me for a brisk ride at cardio pace, averaging around 15-16 mph. We'll go somewhere around 15 miles, maybe longer if daylight allows (I will have my bike lights on!) The loop is 18 miles from my house so I'm not sure of the distance from the Depot. I'm open to suggestions concerning the route. The purpose is to push each other a little bit in a spirit of encouragement, not competition. If you're an experienced rider who can share some tips, then welcome! If you're less experienced but you want a challenge, you are welcome also! I look forward to seeing you on a ride soon!

Help me achieve my goal! :)

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  • mark

    Nice evening with old and new biking friends!

    September 21, 2012

  • tamsie

    A great ride with diverse terrain, including the prairie plantings along the Cedar Lake Trail, the Stone Arch Bridge and the mean streets of downtown and South Minneapolis. No "portages" this time but we met with some unexpected construction zones. Nice cool weather, good company and great dinner at Pizza Luce. Also Tom's guests who raised the bar for speed and endurance and nudged me along. Overall a great time! Over 200 miles this week on this series so far. Yay! Thanks again to Tom for leading us out.

    September 21, 2012

  • Tom G

    plan a plan b plan c ... thanks for your felixability

    September 21, 2012

  • tamsie

    My cell phone number is[masked]-4881. We'll try to wait a bit if you're running late. Otherwise we'll let you know where the first stop is.

    September 21, 2012

  • mark

    Tamsie - I hope to at least be in parking lot at 6, if you take off please let me know of first meeting spot. I don't have your cell for an update; mine is[masked]-1073. Got the bike lights!

    September 21, 2012

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