As I was riding my bike along Jonathan Carver Parkway I started to wonder who was Jonathan Carver and why did they name this road after him? “Jonathan Carver Parkway” goes North from Jordan, MN through Carver, MN up to the newly expanded Highway 212 and to the new Fleet Farm Store. The first report I ever had to do for school was on George Washington Carver – was he related? Turns out he was an explorer and map maker and was in the same area I was riding my bike in almost 250 years ago. Continue reading Who was Jonathan Carver?
Getting Outdoor Exercise on a Minnesota Winter Day the coldest temps I have ridden in so far. Temperature was -6 Below Zero with a -20 Below Zero Wind Chill. Rode for 6.5 miles at avg 10 mph. Continue reading My Coldest Bike Ride so Far
Here are some pictures I took this summer as I rode my bike around Belle Plaine, MN and the surrounding area. I rode my bicycle over 1,000 miles during the summer of 2013 – every now and then I would stop and take a picture with my camera phone. I will add more pictures later so you might want to check back and see what I photos I added. Click on thumbnail for bigger image. Continue reading Scenic Pictures from Bicyle Riding 1000 Miles Around Belle Plaine Minnesota
The last few years I have been riding my bike again. Many times I think of this poem from Tim Hansel’s Book “Holy Sweat” that describes how we should ride through life with Jesus in control.
“I did not trust Him at first, in control of my life. I thought He’d wreck it, but He knows bike secrets – how to make it bend to take sharp corners, jump to clear high rocks and fly to shorten scary passages.”