Ride Saturday, September 22

This year’s hot weather is mostly gone now, and Saturday it will be a lot cooler than it was last week, so you’ll need to get out your cool-weather kit for the ride. If you need some help figuring out what to wear, check out the posts about clothing on our Cycling Tips blog, including a new post, titled “A Clothing Guide for Cyclists,” that I wrote to help new riders extend their season.

It’ll be windy from the south again this week, so we’ll try to avoid the cross winds by riding to Cannon Falls. We’ll leave Rosemount at 8:00 and follow the posted route clockwise, with a stop at Hi-Quality Bakery.

Mark your calendar for a special ride on Saturday, October 6 (or Sunday, Oct. 7, if it’s raining). Gary Johnson, the club’s founder and former ride leader, will lead a ride from his new home town. The ride will start from downtown Wayzata's Starbucks (740 Lake St E, Wayzata), which is right across the street from a public parking lot at Lake Street E and Superior Blvd. The route will go south through Chaska, Victoria, Excelsior, and back to Wayzata for about 60–65 miles.

If can’t make it to Gary’s ride, meet up at Starbucks in Rosemount and ride with other club members. I plan to join Gary, so let me know if you want to lead the ride from Rosemount on Oct 6.