Monday, February 8, 2010

Winter Storm Uraling – February 8


The weather people announced a winter storm for all of Minnesota today, and they expected up to eleven inches of snow in some parts and a high of 18F. In the city, we only received about six inches over the entire day, but the strong winds made visibility more interesting. I could see for maybe 1/8 of a mile in the morning and up to 1/4 mile by the afternoon.

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This is one of my favorite roads because it cuts through a forest in the middle of the city. The rest of the road winds around, but the straight stretch is the only place to pull over.


On the way home, I stopped by the North side of Lake Como. Everything in the distance is hazy from the snow. The parking lot was also perfectly setup for some circular maneuvers with the bike. ;)


The four to six inch ice ruts under the four to six inches of snow made this road very interesting to ride.


Mini Lake Johanna Below:

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I was asked for more winter photos, so I hope these do the trick. It was another great day of riding. The Ural was working well, and it was immensely enjoyable. I was surprised how many people waved and some of the huge smiles I saw. It really made a good day better.


  1. Dear Sir:

    I do believe that nothing elicits the kind of smile like watching a 19th century machine claiming its place in a 21st century environment.

    Fondest regards,
    Jack • reep • Toad
    Twisted Roads

  2. Dear Jack,

    Are you making fun of my russian lawn tractor with seating for three?! :)