I just wanted to share this picture:
I rode about 59 miles on a warm and windy 4th of July. It was an organized ride—the Watermelon Ride—run by the Twin Cities Bicycle Club.
The ride started started in the northern suburbs, went through a nature preserve, neighborhoods full of lakeside homes, out through new developments (you could still smell the vinylcide), through older developments, and out into the countryside before turning back. Grumpy Old Men territory.