Sunday, June 20, 2010
Another rider or two showed up right about 8am, and Jason headed out to the Lebanon Hills parking lot to check on others who may have shown up. We ended up having 10 riders total. A nice sized group for a ride like this one. Jason led the way out of town on a combination of pavement and bike path, but it wasn't long at all before we got into the gravely goodness.
The rest of this post will be highlights from the first part of the ride which mainly featured the munitions plant, U-More Park, and some sweet double track "b road".
There were a few turns here and there and each section was short-ish, flat, but fun, as we got a chance to chat with each other and get to know one another.
So here it is. This is the old, abandoned munitions plant that you see often on Gnat Likes... This is what it looks like as you approach from the north.
Jason was a great ride leader, giving us the history and background behind the installation and the land surrounding it. Very cool stuff. Thanks Jason!
Salsa Cycles engineer, Pete Koski, said the "FBI" part stood for "Fargo Bike Invitational" We liked that!
The road through U-More is a B-road-ish double track punctuated by a few gates which we were obliged to dismount and hop over.
Somewhere along the way here someone noted clouds of gnats along the ditches and in the woods which marched alongside the roadway. They were definitely thick!
The day so far had been warm with mostly overcast skies and light breezes. Perfect for riding bicycles!
That's a wrap on Part II. Look for the final installment of my report on the Fargo Adventure Ride tomorrow.