I really suck at updating this, but I have some photos I also want to post. Norman came for a visit which was nice. He will be moving up here in August, shortly before I head out again. Right now he is in Israel though, which means no phone calls for a little while. I set up an SSH account on my VPS for him so he can have access to Hulu and other sites that don’t allow access to people outside of the US. While he was here we road around Minneapolis and St. Paul, but didn’t make it down to the falls. I guess that will be saved for when he moves. We have also planned for some pretty long rides for when he has down time. Minneapolis to Mankato is on the list, as well as some other places. It should be nice having someone actively pulling me out for rides, as some days that is just what I need.
Speaking of riding I have been trying to get my 12 mile route down to under a half hour. I think I got it to about 45 minutes which is averaging 16mph… I want to average over 20mph though as once I do that I should be able to cover 80 miles in around 4-5 hours once I build up my endurance. First thing is building up my continuous speed though. It would be great to eventually be able to bike to Brainerd, MN in a single day. I had a goal of 200 miles in a day, but I will save that for next summer when I have a lighter bike with more gears than one. The end of June I will be biking to Brainerd, but likely will just find somewhere to stay in St. Cloud.
As far as the photos go, here they are…
All of the photos were just taken with my point and shoot, but I like how they came out. Of course I did a bit of editing on them, as I usually do.