Monday, August 22, 2016

26 Miles on the Chippewa River Trail

What an absolute gorgeous day!!! Simply makes me so happy to be out on the trail on such a perfect day, so grateful for all the beauty and peace. Food for my soul!

                                    There are many lovely bridges over a wandering river.

 We detoured off the Chippewa River Trail to ride the Red Cedar Trail to Downsville, WI.

 The Red Cedar Trail is gravel. Through the prairie ,where the gravel was dry, it was a work out but once we reached the forest it was almost as smooth as black top.

      Sumac still green, won't be long before it is brilliant reds and oranges.


 Our turn around point was Downsville where we got local made ice cream and stopped for a visit at one of our favorite Potters studio and shop. They have a wonderful garden of which Homayoon took many photos while I pined over the pottery.

                                   On the way back the trail looked like it had stripes.

                                             I know I have a thing for barns.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Back on the Trail /Soo Line

Some Sunflowers spotted at an antique shop on the way to the Soo Line Trail

After many years absence we are back on the biking trails!!!!:)

 Riding the Soo Line Trail from Sartell to Holdingford, MN

 On the trail we saw the most beautiful fields, soybean, corn, alfalfa, wheat. The Sky unbelievably gorgeous!

           Thistles exploding!


Cutest free library ever. Found at a quaint restaurant in Bowls MN. 

 Getting back on the trail in Bowls.

Love the colors and contrast in this photo. The gold in the middle ( tops (husks) of ripening corn)  was more intense then in the photo against the green/black of the tress in shadow.

 Nice smooth trail, an easy ride.

Signs of summer's end.

Riding over the Dam is like riding past a giant air conditioner, very cool.