Ice House Down…

Going down
How very sad
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Midtown Greenway Needs Our Help

Great blog post by “Cycle Twin Cities”

Cycle Twin Cities

Anyone who has ridden on the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis knows that it has a special quality unlike anything else in the area.  It is nationally recognized as unique infrastructure that both promotes bike commuting and provides a much-needed location for urban outdoor recreation.

In our opinion part of what makes it so great is that although you are in the heart of a bustling city, it just feels different.  Plants and animals line either side of the path and the car free route makes it seem almost as if you are riding in the countryside.  Another thing missing?  Big huge power lines, for now anyway.

If Xcel Energy has their way, your peaceful morning ride will soon also be accompanied by the hum of power lines running up and down the Greenway Corridor.  The scenic rendering pictured right is one potential future for the Greenway as a new distribution system is…

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The Ice it be coming…

To those of us who love to ice fish this warm weather to put it mildly “SUCKS.”  You have to wonder what we’ve done to have such a bad run of weather this time of year? I know most people like the mild start to winter, but lets not forget there is a whole industry out there relying upon the start of the next Ice Age.

While I enjoy the break with the heating bill and for the most part it’s not a bad thing to not have to dress like an Eskimo, “Enough Already,” lets get on with winter and start making some Ice.

Water is damn hard to stand on when  not “Frozen.”

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