Saturday, September 3, 2016

If yesterday was about the destination, today was about the journey. Though the first 11 miles were like most of yesterday (South on US 53 into the wind), once I turned off onto the Mesabi trail (check it out at, the rest of the day was wonderful.  Of the 77 miles I traversed today, over 60 were on this trail.  I could not resist stopping a couple of times to take pictures.  There were a few places were tree roots made things a bit bumpy, but overall it was one of best maintained trails I have ridden.

I stopped for a break in Keewatin.  There I met a bunch of cyclists out for a day ride.  It was the first time I have had a chance to chat with other cyclists.  They were kind enough to take a couple of pictures.

Here are a couple of shots of trail scenery:

And for the data junkies:

Tomorrow is a day off while we visit more of Cathy's family.  Monday we go to Lake Itasca to start the MRT.