Sunday, December 10, 2006


The temperatures here in Minneapolis were in the mid-40's yesterday. It would have been a perfect late October or early November day, only it is approaching mid-December. We'll take it, and go riding.

Kay and I did 33 miles on the Single Speed road bikes. We needed to get coffee anyway, so we rode to J&S Bean in St. Paul by way of Hopkins. It did snow here one morning last week, maybe a half-inch or so that stuck around for a few hours. The street crews really put down the road salt when that happened, probably laid down as much salt as there was snow. I think we'll leave the geared bikes in the basement for now. You can see the photos from the ride here:

In the evening we went to Caroline Yang's Tour de France Opening Party @ One On One Bicycle Studio. We walked from our house to Light Rail and took it to the event. There were tons of people leaving the Holidazzle Parade (Bah Hum-Bug) as we arrived downtown.

Some of the Warehouse-District bar patrons are an interesting type. At about 10PM, when it is dark, we must have seen 5 or 6 people wearing those big Gucci Sunglasses while walking from bar to bar. It sort of reminded me of Florence, only without the German tourists.


Blogger KM said...


Great seeing you today. I found your Italy pictures - we rode some of the same roads. I rode thru Monti in Chianti in April when I was there. I so very much want to go back.


3:02 PM  
Blogger Jim K said...

KM - it was good seeing you as well. I figured out how to put a link on the blog, and I created a link to my Flickr site.

When we return to Italy I think we might try Umbria and Marche, and fewer connecting flights like we talked about today.


5:31 PM  
Blogger KM said...

I have a friend that lives in the Marche region. It sounds as beautiful as Tuscany but without the tourists.


5:42 PM  

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