Distance: Cycle Computer not on trip; roughly 52 miles.
Bicycle Used: Linear Recumbent
Weather: Overcast, Chilly
Time: 2:00PM to 10:00PM
Problems: 3 Flat Tires (Rear), 1 Major Accident
Map: Route Starts on left. Red line is the trip out, blue is the trip
Summary: Paul Rybski (my roommate) and I went on this ride from our
apartment at 20th and Central, we rode to Stinson, south to Como. At Como
Park, we took Wheelock Parkway to Jackson street, where we tried to find
the beginning of the Wheelock trail. We couldn't find it, so we crossed
35E at Maryland. We took Edgerton Street north until we found the trail.
Took the trail all the way to Norrel Avenue, which we rode south into Stillwater.
We rode across the bridge, took a rock from Wisconsin as a souvenir, then
rode Myrtle road back to the trail, which crosses Myrtle slightly past
Jamaica Street. We took the trail back to Arlington Street, which we took
to Como Park, then took Como to 35W. We crossed a footbridge over 35W and
rode Summer Street back to 20th.
As stated above, I got three flat tires, all in the rear tire. The
first was at about mile 8 on the trail, the second was at mile 10, the
third on Norrel Avenue. On the way back, I had a sudden loss of control
at Como Park. Cut through my rain pants and long underwear to cut up my
left knee. Minor scratches on both hands and left elbow. Bruised left calf
The trail is paved and really smooth and flat. Its 16.5 miles. Beautiful!
We saw some cranes, geese, ducks, and a wide variety of waterfowl.