Last night spiraled out of control for me (In a good way!) As a result, I spent the evening processing about 20 images for a non cycling publication to review. But, since I did spend the evening working on photos, I thought I’d share one that I ran across that jarred my memory and got me excited to ride fatbikes in the snow. Don’t get me wrong, I am not ready for snow yet, but looking back at these pictures really got me fired up.
Anyway, up way too late last night working. That’s all I’ve got for you today.
Other than a photo for Friday, today is my last post writing about up north. It was a great time with great people. While the primary reason for this entire trip was to ride fatbikes, we also took time to hike and explore and the beautiful surroundings we were in. It isn’t always just about riding our bikes. In fact, getting off the bike a bit can enrich the experience even further. So today is about the random things that made our trip just a little bit more meaningful and memorable. Hope you enjoy!
No caption needed. Errin, you are looking good!
The Beaver House in Grand Marais. They take fishing seriously.
Hearty breakfast for a long day of pedaling.
MG's trailside surprise. Pizza is a great wintertime pack food!
Artist's Point in Grand Marais is a must do. We spent a long time here having fun and taking pictures.
Frozen in time.
It was cold and windy and we had lost the sun. Time for pizza at Sven & Ole's.
Ice curtain - We stopped at Gooseberry Falls on the drive back to Minneapolis and explored the frozen falls.
All in all a great week of riding, friends, fun and food. Already planning next year, but I think it may be someplace a bit warmer….Say California on Mukluks in early March!?
I finally am getting my images and thoughts processed from this past week up north riding fatbikes (Salsa Mukluks) with friends. It was an incredible time. I usually do recaps and stories in chronological order, but this time I’m just doing them as they come to mind. I’m starting with ride #3 simply because it is the one most present in my mind. It was perfect in every way. The town Sheriff stopped us at the beginning to ask us about our bikes. Blue sky. Stunning scenery. Friends. Warmth in the sunlight. Yes there was BRUTAL climbing out of Grand Marais, MN but there was also a 30 MPH snow decent that made us laugh like little kids. It seemed to go on forever. Our day ended saying good bye to Matt, pizza at Sven & Ole’s and a sunset on Artist’s Point. Perfectly perfect.
Here are a few pictures from my pocket camera. I hope you don’t mind the harsh image processing, but as I mentioned yesterday, I wasn’t too pleased with what I captured. Part of that was the fact that I messed up my camera settings and didn’t catch it all weekend. This forced me to process these a little harsh in terms of noise and color. In the end though, I think they do a pretty good job of conveying the day. So with that, here is Ride #3. Hope you enjoy.
Salsa Mukluk Ti-My bike of choice for the week
Perfect conditions ruled the day
We found big, big country to explore (This is my favorite picture of the day)
Which way do we go?!
Crossing Devil Track lake
MG making friends with the snow machines
Errin motoring along
My final shot of the day.
OK…More to come. I’ve still got ride #1, #2, a hike and some random thoughts to write about. Stay tuned.