Day 4 - Thursday, 5/22/97
Marine on St. Croix, MN - St. Paul, MN
30.83 Miles; 5 hours, 5 minutes
On-bike time: 2 hours, 42 minutes
Avg speed: 11.37 mph
Max speed: 28.7 mph

Last night, we tried in vain to upload our web page, but we kept loosing the connection. The best we could do was to upload the web page and about half the images.

We got up really early this morning - at around 4:30am! We were on the road by 6:15. We rode down to Marine on St. Croix, then took Ostrum Trail Road Nordel Avenue. We entered Washington County, which is the name of the County we'll live in in Oregon. On Ostrum Trial, we stopped at a really neat farm that had all sorts of interesting animals like camels, horses, ducks, goats, swans, and a very sweet dog! Trish had to say hello to every last one!

We rode on Nordel for a while, until we reached Pine Creek Park, which at one end of the Gateway trail. Along this stretch of the trail we stopped to say hello to some beautiful horses. Trish fed them some long grass and she even got to pet them. We reached North St. Paul at around 9:15am, and had to hang out there for about 75 minutes, so that wed arrive at the end of the Gateway trail at around 12:00pm, when Dave picked us up.

Overall, the trip has been a success. We've shown ourselves that we could do quite a bit of riding without burning out. We also have a list of over a dozen things that we need to either bring along or fix for the actual trip.


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