Yesterday afternoon I headed up the East side River Road to the boat landing on the Mississippi River...in my car. From there I pulled the bike out and headed North on the river. I was surprised how much snow there was and how slow it was. I meandered back and forth until I reached the Mississippi River Park. There I jumped on the trails and made a loop. In a good snow year this looks to be an awesome place to ski. A lap in I made my way back to the car.
It's funny how something as mundane as the Wobegon Trail can seem so much faster than the open area of the river. I felt I was just putting along. I ended with 2.5 hours of pretty casual pedaling. Spinning the legs. I'm guessing just a few more rides before I pack the bike and head North and West.