Nightrides and Powderkeg sighting

Last week was glorious here in MN. The weather broke again and this sudden change for the better coincided with a short break from my kids’ evening soccer regimen. This gave me the opportunity for some much needed gravel riding. With a little time and with a little encouragement I hit up a ride out of my favorite place, Northfield, MN.

I wasn’t alone on this trip. In fact I rode with quite a few friends. It’s been too long since I had seen, no less ridden with, these folks. I also made a new friend or two. Nothing better than bikes, friends, gravel and a night time beer or two.

In other news there was a Salsa Powderkeg sighting. Ben Witt and Justin Julian from Salsa Cycles had a prototype, near production, Powderkeg tandem out.  Sweet rig. I hope to one day own one of these fine rigs so I can do some longer rides with my kiddos.

Anyway, killer night. Here are a few pics and highlights from the evening. Hope you are all getting out too. It’s so good right now.

The new sheriff in town

The new sheriff in town

The Mandem

The Mandem

Galen warming up

Galen warming up

The regroup

The regroup

Is that an alien or is that a Powderkeg?

Is that an alien or is that a Powderkeg?

Galen and Sarah. Galen is training for Trans Iowa and Sarah is training for Tour Divide

Galen and Sarah. Galen is training for Trans Iowa and Sarah is training for Tour Divide

We finished the night off at the local tavern with a pitcher of Surly Furious followed by a gyro pizza at Basils.  Yep, a great night with great people.

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