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Tales from the road

  • The Gateway Trail

    April 28, 2018 When we think of state bike trails we have a tendency to think of the more glamorous ones–the beautiful Root River Trail out of Lanesboro or the Sparta-Elroy Trail in Wisconsin with its three old railroad tunnels–and overlook the trails right in our own back yard.    One of these, The Gateway Trail, […]

  • Wear the helmet!

    April 4, 2014 by Bruce Wynkoop While I enjoyed and agreed with most of Walker Angell’s March 25th article (“Mitigating risk to bicyclists”) I have to vehemently disagree with his bicycle helmet comments. Bicycling is an enjoyable way to get exercise, see the countryside, get around, and just wind down a bit. However, toward the […]

  • 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 […]