Ride Saturday, September 7

I want to show you a new route that I’ve been noodling and scouting for a while. The route is about 58 miles long and crosses the Minnesota River at two different places, so there’s some climbing but it’s worth it for the scenery as we ride to Prior Lake via Bloomington. I’ve ridden most of this route in various pieces and I think you’ll like it. The stop at Edelweiss in Prior Lake will be about 38 miles into the ride, so a little farther out than usual.

We should have great weather again Saturday with light winds from the north and temps from 59 to 66 degrees. We’ll leave Rosemount at 08:00, as usual.

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Ride Saturday, May 25

Saturday, we’ll leave Rosemount at 08:00 and ride to Prior Lake, stopping at Edelweiss Bakery, before returning to Starbucks. We will ride the 55-mile route counter clockwise. The river bottoms are probably still under water, and the recent rain isn’t helping, so we’ll follow the alternate route, unless someone can confirm that Blackdog Road is open. The weather forecast is looking good for Saturday, with moderate winds from the west, and temps from 60 to 70 degrees.

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Ride Saturday, May 4

The weather Saturday is looking superb with moderate winds from the southwest, so we’ll leave Starbucks at 08:00 and ride to Prior Lake. Due to flooding around the Minnesota River, we’ll follow a route that combines the Orchard Lake and Prior Lake routes, like we did last July. In Prior Lake, we’ll stop at Edelweiss Bakery. The full route is 55 miles, and you can shorten it by 10 miles by going north via Hwy 3 from Farmington.

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