Saturday, June 19, 2010

Duluth MN, Piedmont Trail 6-10

In Duluth, MN to watch our Son, Chris run Grandma's Marathon. Another leg in his "Where's Chris Scotch" tour to promote awareness and to raise funds for St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Went out the day before the race for some mtbing on the Piedmont Trail.
Been raining a lot here the past week or so and today was the first day the locals could get out. Met Barry, below, in the parking lot and we went out together. A mile or so in, Barry busted his chain. I had a spare quick link and tools so we got him up and running again, but he decided to head back to the trailhead and get some tools to tighten up his chain.
He was running a single-speed rigid. Way out of my league, especially on this trail!

Very windy today so stopped to remove a small tree that had gotten blown over the trail. Larger one on the right posed no problem.

Views on this trail are the best....

Trail was muddy in spots, met 4 other locals, one who which only lived a few blocks away, so he invited me over to his house to wash the bike down. Didn't think my wife would appreciate "Essence of Northern MN Swamp" permeating the hotel room for a couple nights when I brought the bike into to room.

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