Ride Saturday, April 20

Warm and windy weather is in store for us on Saturday, which is pretty typical for our spring-time rides. We’ll do our first morning ride of the season, so no sleeping in this week. 😊

Plan to leave Rosemount at 08:00 and ride south to Northfield (55 miles), Castle Rock (44 miles), or Farmington (25 miles), depending on your time and fitness constraints. We’ll go counterclockwise and south on Hwy 3 to the roundabout at 195th St, rather than taking Pilot Knob Rd. In Northfield, we’ll stop at Brick Oven Bakery for some goodies.

I read an interesting interview with Jennifer Mettler, who rides with our friends at NorthStar Development Cycling, and she talks about her successes and challenges with cycling. Jennifer says her “favorite thing about road [cycling], in general, is going fast.“ And, she tells us about her five bikes — one for each discipline.