Getting out for a ride always makes me feel better.

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Freshly paved trail extension in West Duluth goes over the new Keene Creek Bridge. It then passes under IH35.

I’ve written recently about the new trail extension in West Duluth that I am so excited about. In the past week paving has happened. It’s starting to look like a real urban trail at this point.

I had a bad night of sleep due to some intestinal distress. Perhaps a gluten reaction of some type. Sometimes I’m not sure of the cause. I felt equally icky most of the day. By late afternoon I was feeling better and itching to get out on a bike. Despite the less than perfect weather, like we had last weekend, I managed to get out for an hour long ride. Since the perfect weather weekend of last week, we’ve had temps in the 40’s and 50’s, very little sunshine, and periods of fog and rain. This is normal. Fog and rain in May happens.

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The second new bridge built for the trail extension.

The reason I’m so excited for this new trail section is because it allows me to totally avoid a busy four lane main artery when going from my house to the Munger Rail Trail. It’s only slightly longer than a mile in length, but totally transforms that ride for me into a pleasant wooded trail corridor completely out of sight from the urban development surrounding it.

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The eastern entrance to the trail on North 63rd Ave West at Green Street.

My only disappointed is at the western end of the trail. They stopped paving where the new trail gets to the back of the Zoo. They put in a new compacted path that leads about 100 yards to the back of the Zoo. But didn’t pave it. The new paved section essentially ends in the middle of nowhere and doesn’t connect with anything. I’m hoping that they’re just not done paving yet. But all the paving equipment is gone, so I’m wondering.

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This 100 yard section was left unpaved. This would connect the western end of the trail with the Zoo and the Munger Trail.

Anyway, it was great to get out after a day of not feeling to well.

One thought on “Getting out for a ride always makes me feel better.

  1. wildknits May 30, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    Thanks for the reminder to get outside and pedal even if not feeling the best. Worked wonders for me today. I ended my ride by checking out the new connector trail – can’t wait till that is completed!

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