As most of you know, I ride my bicycle to work just about every day – and I love it. I get to ride down some of the nation’s (yes, I said nation’s) premier bicycle facilities. I never sit in traffic, I never spend money on gasoline, I ride past some of Minnesota’s beautiful lakes, and I get exercise doing it. Just to make y’all jealous, I thought I’d post a photo tour of my commute to work. All photos are taken while riding, so forgive any fuzzyness.
I start by riding three or four blocks of lazy residential streets:
Sometimes, I get to ride next to this lovely lady (who also happens to be my wife):
Past Powderhorn Park:
And onto the Midtown Greenway:
One of my favorite things about riding the greenway is that I see many of the same people every day. One of the regulars is a man I see tending the community gardens almost every morning.
After the greenway, it’s on to Cedar Lake Parkway.
Then I turn onto the North Cedar Lake Trail:
Ok, so my route’s not perfect. Here’s where it begins to get a little fuzzy. Most days, I pick my bike up and walk the 20′ across the railroad tracks to avoid a very circuitous route.
…but sometimes I see this:
..so i have to bike around it. Then it’s just about one mile along a pretty typical suburban street lined with parking ramps and strip malls: