Testing Out My Cool Weather Gear

My best friend Jack and I decided to go for a ride today, even through it was cloudy, windy and only 50F.  I thought it would be a good chance to try our my riding gear for suitability in cool weather.

It did not take too long to figure out that I need a better jacket.  The one I ride with is a mesh design, and it lets in way too much air if the temps are cool.  I got a good chill on the way to Nisswa.  Not only was it cool, but there was a 20+MPH wind from the south.  I’m in the market for a jacket that is more suitable!

Highway 84 from Longville to Pine River is a fun ride.  Lots of twisties as it winds through the lakes and forests of Northern Minnesota.  This is going to be regular annual ride for us, and we only road a fraction of the great roads in this area.  I can’t wait to go back in late Sepptember to see the fall colors.

Flight at Big Axe Brewing Company

Flight at Big Axe Brewing Company

We stopped for a flight of beers (four 4-oz samplers) at Big Axe Brewing Company and wanted to get a bite to eat there, but the kitchen was already closed.  So, we headed down the road to Gull Dam Brewing.  This time we split a flight, and found something to eat.

 

Gull Dam Brewing brewhouse

Gull Dam Brewing brewhouse

 

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