Sunday, January 24, 2010

Through town, up in the park, and along the river.

A view from Eagle Point Park and the Mississippi River.
Felt zippy, on Cycle Cross light weight bike and paved roads. Been riding on snow trails with heavier suspension bike mostly. So the increased speed felt exhilarating. Was enough patches of ice that made me feel more comfortable with studded Nokians on the bike. Was really windy at times. Was standing up on the level.
Saw this guy riding his bike, oh wait, that's me.

Through streets with running water mixed with ice. The Studded Nokian tires do a amaznig job of keeping me from going on my (_!_) .

Riding the backways through a old part of town.

Sidewalk along the Mississippi River banks. Thought about riding on the frozen river, would be fun, but saw areas of water and then thought about "NOT"

Seemed strange, I'm the only human in the entire Eagle Point Park.


tainterturtles said...

Great pics Mr. D! I think you had fun today. I love that river route.

Travel Gravel said...

I worked with a guy from Dubuque, Dave Wagner, who talked about Eagle Point a lot. Said he would always see snakes there, along th rocks.He also said, "You're not a DUBUQUER if you don't play Euchre!"

Harry Legge's Cycling Blog said...

Windy up here too, but still nice to be out.

mrbill said...

I found this comment amusing,"Seemed strange, I'm the only human in the entire Eagle Point Park.", Duh, wonder why? he he, you go Dave!

MrDaveyGie said...

Bill is making a very good point.

Lynne said...

What Mr. Bill said. :-)

Hope your mom is doing better today.

Dan O said...

I enjoy your riding pictures - since I've never really seen the "middle" of the U.S. - besides a one time drive between the east and west coast.

Also a reminder that you have the real deal winter over there.