Tour2012

Journey to the East: 4 July 2012

Fireworks at the Stone Arch bridge, Minneapolis (not my pic) Celebrate America by blowing up a piece of it Another day off at my cousins. I’d planned to be out of campgrounds on the fourth so another bit of good timing with my arrival in the Twin Cities. I spent the morning running errands and then working on the bicycle: put on the new wheel, adjusted the brakes and replaced the chain. Also put the…

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Journey to the East: 3 July 2012

Alexander Calder, The Spinner (1966) Walker Art Center Another rest day in the Twin Cities. This one I spent at the Walker Art Center and the associated Minneapolis Scultpure Garden. Really an excellent sculpture park with nice pieces from Alexander Calder, Richard Serra, James Turrell, Sol LeWitt, Isamu Naguchi, Mark di Suvero and many, many more. A nicely laid out garden with most of the pieces fitting in very well. One nice bit was a…

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Journey to the East: 2 July 2012

Since I didn’t ride today, here’s a trail into Minnesota Re-up I’m spending a few days at my cousins in the Maple Grove suburb of Minneapolis. The timing on my arrival was fortuitous as the heat wave that is plaguing the bulk of the nation is in full force here as well. I also was in need of re-upping some supplies, so I spent most this day running errands. I managed to get almost all…

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Journey to the East: 1 July 2012

Paddleboat on the Saint Croix river in Stillwater, MN no place to hide from the blazing sun the water flows by   -Santoka Spur The days just keep getting hotter and the humidity just saps your soul. Luckily this was a short day prior to a few days off in the Twin Cities. I rode from the Float Rite party zone back into Minnesota – my Wisconsin adventure being quite short lived. There was a…

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