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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Downtown Saint Paul's taller buildings peeked above the tree line and Pig’s Eye Lake. Left to right, Wells Fargo Tower, First National Bank Building, 400 Securian Center, Airye Condominiums (formerly Jackson Tower, Cray Plaza and Galtier Tower) the two buildings on the right.

Riding Across the City, Riding Across the Country

Downtown Saint Paul’s taller buildings peeked above the tree line and Pig’s Eye Lake. Left to right, Wells Fargo Tower, First National Bank Building, 400 Securian Center, Airye Condominiums (formerly Jackson Tower, Cray Plaza and Galtier Tower) the two buildings on the right.

Skyline Tower, the largest low income hi-rise in Minnesota, is on St. Anthony Avenue between Griggs and Syndicate Streets.

The Ever Evolving Midway

September 10, 2019 13.4 Miles Lexington-Hamline, Midway I’ve spent a lot of time in the Midway shopping, eating, walking, biking and waiting at stoplights over […]

"Metaphorasaurus" measured about seven feet tall and close to 15 feet long.

It Began With a Tyrannosaurus

September 2, 2019 Downtown, Payne-Phalen, Railroad Island, Dayton’s Bluff 20.5 Miles In all my rides around Saint Paul, I’d never seen a dinosaur, nor had […]

The view east all the way to Downtown, the Ecolab Building (formerly The Saint Paul Company Building) and behind it, the Wells Fargo tower.

Victoria Park Revisited

October 1, 2016 Highland Park, West End (West 7th) 16 miles Rather than ride the Samuel Morgan Trail that parallels Shepard Road, I slipped into […]

The former store building looking from the concrete slabs to the south.

The Remains of a Lost Icon

July 24, 2016 St. Anthony Park, Como, North End 23 miles Another nice day for a ride, this time to the northern edge of Saint […]