We initially rode north about a mile to the scenic bridge over the.
You make it all worthwhile.
These travel days always go later with such late starts. .
Had his first ever flat tire when nearing the south end of the forest. .Finally we were able to stop for a post-ride treat with our DQ gift cards provided by Kids n Kinship staff. .At one point, Brian and Dennis met along the trail. .At Bemidji, Justin exclaimed that this was the best ride he had ever done. .What a great treat for us! .The riders had a perfect 12-mile ride to Lanesboro, where they located the city campground along the river and stopped for a not-so-quick sandwich lunch. .It was indeed a surprise as he stopped for a brief chat before hitting the trail back toward Akeley. .
The forest ride is one of the best in Minnesota, rivaling the west end of the Mesabi Trail for its serenity and solitude with the right amount of challenging hills for its 10-plus mile stretch. .
A deer in the woods beside the trail bounded right in front of him as he locked on his brakes and swerved to the left. .Effective, but not nearly the cool factor that Justins jet fan had!Oh, what a glorious morning, clearly a Top 10 day in Minnesota. .We reversed our course back to Lanesboro, Johnny and Dennis turning back toward Fountain for some added miles on a steady climb to the west. .Soon our dinner was ready. .His dog Ranger was not doing well at all and had been staying at the vet hospital for the past couple of days. .No denials here; Dennis computer was already reset.