Wednesday, February 22, 2017

BBBC, Feb 20th - A road close to home

I am blessed with an amazing commute. A to B is three miles, but I manage to extend that as time and two wheels allow. My extended commute starts on the bluffs above the west bank of the Mississippi River. From there I head down into the valley and through Lillydale regional park. heading back up the bluff, I catch I-35E and immediately exit onto Shepard Road. From here I ride along the east bank and pass downtown. Shepard Road becomes Warner road and ends at Hwy 61. Two lefts has me in and out of the commuter torrent, I pop out in Mounds Park. From Mounds Park I have a super secret way into downtown that spits me out by CHS Field, home of the St. Paul Saints.

Go Saints!

The view from up top. 
This is the start of my commute, St. Paul's West Side neighborhood.

Lillydale Regional Park's Pickerel Lake (still in St. Paul)

Mississippi River in spring,that's ice on the river.

Shepard/ Warner Road looking upstream at the Robert St. bridge

Mississippi River looking down stream (from the Hwy 52 Bridge bike path)

Two of the many burial mounds in Mounds Park

The view from Dayton's Bluff

This was taken last Friday! 
It was the first time I have ever ridden in February, but not the last!

- Ride North


  1. Yep. In the spring and fall I hit the sunrise just right for making pictures. It's a great way to start a day.

  2. Pretty! I'm not sure if I've ever seen The Mississippi. I will this year!

  3. Where abouts are you guys heading? (yes, I'm from Wisconsin) It's a beautiful river, I'd be happy to share my Wisconsin/ Iowa/ Minnesota spots.

  4. I'm heading out on a solo adventure this year. I'll decide where exactly I'm going each day while on the road. In general, though, I'll probably head south toward LA, MS, and AL, because I've never been to those three states.

  5. Sounds like a big easy adventure! Don't forget your camera, I want to see pictures :)

    1. LOL. I think I'll start calling it my Big Easy Adventure.

      If I forgot my camera, I'd buy another en route!