Tales from the road

  • Wear the helmet!

    April 4, 2014 by Bruce Wynkoop I was going to blog about my first organized bike ride, The Ride Across Minnesota, next but then saw an article in a local newspaper in which the writer encouraged people to bicycle for various reasons.  I agreed with the author until, toward the end of the article, he stated people […]

  • TRAM (The Ride Across Minnesota)

    April 7, 2014 by Bruce Wynkoop A few years after taking up bicycling I started thinking about doing a statewide bike ride. RAGBRAI sounded interesting but also sounded a bit frenetic and crowded (upwards of 15,000 cyclists). When the MS Society of MN announced their first bike ride across Minnesota, TRAM 250, in 1990, it sounded like […]

  • Upstate New York

    April 18, 2014 by Bruce Wynkoop As nice as The Ride Across Minnesota is, after five years of riding someone else’s routes on someone else’s schedule, Eric and I decided we’d like to ride through a different state. So, in 1995, we planned a bike trip of our own, around Lake Champlain in Upstate New York […]