Hometown: Everywhere USA
February 1, 2013
Bit of a traveler, when I can be. My point of view is each place has something unique, if you keep your eyes & mind open. "Home" is Denver/Boulder, CO area but it looks like I'm in MN for the next few months. Lately I haven't been as active as I think I should be, but I'm resolving that in short order. Depending on the rides, I have a bike (basic mountain bike) I can borrow while here. Would have brought one from CO, but one was stolen a while ago (back home in CO, not MN) & my backup option just didn't work out. HOWEVER, plan to get a new one at some point so it all will work out! Wondering how much & what kind of winter riding people in MN do. It is definately colder here but I see people out, doesn't detour everyone... which is good! Due to my schedule it looks like I'm able to join events/rides only on the weekend and hoping there may be some over the next few months. I haven't done too much riding but enjoy it and what I dont know I"m willing to learn!
In the past, mountain biking, easy/moderate single track but also taking out the street tires & riding around parks/paths. Typically I have a slower place, enjoying the ride, the journey, but not a crawl! I just dont ride for speed. When back home typically 10-20 miles, depending on the elevation/climb, as nothing was flat there...multiple inclines and my house is at the foothills so riding back to the house ALWAYS involved going up hill! I'm rather excited about the prospect of riding where there is little to no incline/elevation change! I'm thinking I can get more distance with same amount of effort. Nice!
I prefer paths, trails and areas with tree cover and/or scenery, especially when it is hot or too bright out. I tend to avoid high traffic areas, especially high vehicle traffic.
I tend to gravitate to mountain bikes, but have street tires for it to ride streets/park parths. My bike was stolen back in August, and I'm considering picking up a 29-er or cyclocross bike to replace it in the near future. Until then I have a very basic/entry level mountain bike available to me while here in MN.
Hi. Looks like I'll be in and around Minneapolis area over the next few months, so I'm checking out different activities/possibilities for the weekends and occational evenings. "Home" is CO, but I'm here in MN & plan to make the most of it!