My exploration of other trails led me today to the Mississippi river trail in St. Paul just a few miles south of campus. I drove to Desnoyer Park on Pellam Ave, parked and rode the unicycle down Pellam, onto the trail and followed the trail to the dam just past the Ford Bridge.
The trail was all paved. Nice scenery, but frankly not as fun as the horse trail on the Gateway. I had trouble on one section that involved a right hand curve with the surface falling off to the left with a downhill uphill combination and a jogger with stroller right at the apex of the curve. Made it on the second try. A bit complicated, that.
The 7 miles felt pretty good after the long sunday ride. Still, I don't like being away for the nearly 2 hours it took to drive, ride, shower and get back to the desk.
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