A tad over 28 miles today on the bike to downtown Minneapolis and back with Heather. We both kind of talked each other into it and kept each other going when it would have been easy to cut our ride short. In fact, when we got to 694 on the way to downtown (only about 6 miles in) there was a “bike path closed” sign blocking the way and that was enough of a sign to me to turn around. But Heather persevered and ignored the sign and it turned out that it was just fine. The last 5 miles or so on the way home were challenging because my butt was sore and the wind was in our faces but it sure is a great feeling of accomplishment and there were lots of people along the way, especially at the Stone Arch Festival downtown.
I used the iMapMyRide application on my BlackBerry to record the route. Actually it is recorded in two segments because we stopped to sit on a bench and watch the river for a while so I turned it off and then back on. I’m sure there is probably a way to join the two together, but I’ll save that effort for another day!