Back in late May I took a unicycle ride from the St. Paul campus over to TCBank Stadium. The first half of the trip was on public roads, and the section on Cleveland Ave was a particular pain because of traffic and rough roads. I thought about taking the transitway but knew it would be much longer. Well, today I did the transitway route to the Stadium. It was great from the standpoint of traffic and surface. The buses are only running every 15 minutes now, and didn't cause me any difficulty on the route even though in parts there is no bike lane. The only hassle with other vehicles was a bike that came up behind me on a section that did have a bike path. I was so surprised I UPDed.
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7.4 miles. I didn't take my watch so I don't know how long it took. 1h15m? Maybe 1h:30m?
On the way back I was getting pretty tired and started high siding for no good reason. The uphills felt really good. The slopes weren't that high, but in particular there was one on the way back where the transitway elevates over the rail yards, and it took a sustained minute or so of pumping to get up that hill. I felt in control, but it really tired me out. After that big push I just tried to hold on until I got back to the gym.