Getting out of bed at 4 is never easy but once out the door and on the bike I am usually glad I did. Friday was no different. Ended up having an awesome ride with almost 3 hours in before 8. This however set up for a tired Sunday.
Saturday the whole family was up normal school day times to start cooking pulled pork, cherry pie, and deviled eggs. Each year Jen's side of the family does a Sweet Sixteen event. We prepare a dish that represents our team. Saturday was the day we all got together to watch some college BB and eat our food...always a good time. This year it was in Maple Grove. I opted to bike there.
I had a rough idea of my route before I set off but mostly planned to just wing it. St. Cloud, Clearwater, Maple Lake, Howard Lake, Winsted, Lester Prairie, New Germany. Shortly after New Germany I ran into the Dakota Line Trail. I jumped on this for a good haul. It was a pretty fun and scenic trail. However once it got closer to the Cities the trail got more congested reminding me why I don't like trails. I knew the Luce Line Trail (not paved) was just North of this trail so at 146 I pulled off and headed North. I found the trail and made for Plymouth. Once at Plymouth I headed North on Vicksburg Lane (not a fun biking road). This essentially brought me to my destination. 102 miles, 5 hours 24 minutes.
Sunday we did Easter at Jen's folks and later that evening a dinner at my folks. Once home around 7:45 we were shot. I think everyone was in bed by 8:45.
The kids are off from school but Jen has teacher workshops. I'm letting the kids sleep till I bring them to my folks. Hoping to hit the rollers some tonight. A fun Minnesota Spring is on tap this week!