Birds at Pig's eye

The Largest, Hardest-to-Find Park In Saint Paul

July 6, 2022 Highland Park, West End/West 7th, Downtown, Lowertown, Battle Creek 24.3 miles Below, the map of the July 6, 2022 Ride. Saint Paul […]

Shelter wide shot

A Surprise Under the Basement

Highland Park 14.6 miles June 10, 2022 The Cold War, according to most historians, started in 1945 following the end of World War II. Tensions […]

The Remarkable Garden of Miss Iris

May 10, 2022 Lexington-Hamline, Hamline-Midway, Frogtown, North End 17 miles Lexington-Hamline The practical purpose of garages — storage — means they play a secondary role […]

Mallards on Loeb Lake

Sylvan Sights Around a Cemetery

21 milesOctober 18, 2021Como, North End The map of the October 18, 2021 ride. Sylvan means relating to, or inhabiting the woods. While the ride […]

A couple of the gentle curves that enhance the enjoyment of riding the Piram Trail.

More On the Robert Piram Trail Story

West End, West Side24 MilesOctober 7, 2021 In the post Taking A New Path, I raved about the new Robert Piram Bike Trail. It’s a […]

Dog Nearly Bites Man and Converted Churches On Dayton’s Bluff

September 27, 2021 Downtown, Lowertown, Dayton’s Bluff 20.1 miles The route map of my September 27, 2021 ride. The map is zoomable. A sunny late […]

The Native Street Names On the West Side

September 6, 2021 West Side 18.2 miles The map of the September 6, 2021 ride. The northwest section of the West Side (the Cherokee Park […]

The second, southernmost boardwalk on the Robert Piram Trail. The first boardwalk is visible if you click the picture and look closely.

Taking a New Path

West End, Downtown, West Side 24.6 Miles September 1, 2021 When it comes to bike rides for the blog, (which I call “Official” rides) regular […]

And at 2300 Doswell. Some serious engineering went into the design of the two-story retaining wall!

The ‘Irregular Hillocks, Ridges and Hollows’ of St. Anthony Park

August 25, 2021 20.8 Miles St. Anthony Park I’d never thought of St. Anthony Park as being unusually hilly. That is, until this ride. About […]

By the 1950s, most of the houses had been removed from Williams Hill. Those that remained were in rough shape. Courtesy MnHS

A Look Back at a Kid’s View of Williams Hill

By the 1950s, most of the houses had been removed from Williams Hill. Those that remained were in rough shape. Courtesy MnHS