Well it's March, winter is almost over. The recent snow will begin melting. I know a few of us live in the southwest metro area of Minneapolis St. Paul. I have not driven the gravel roads in the Minnesota River Valley by Mankato, but I hear that they are fun.
I would be interested in riding some of them and hitting the Schell Brewery tour on a Saturday in April.
I think Saturday April 28 would be good. If it is too wet a different route could be determined. Schells has the tours at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 on Saturday's. The three o'clock tour would put us back in the metro area by 5:00 pm.
Wloescher, thanks for the reply. With no one repling my brother keeps hounding me to go to the St. Croix area so he can ride the Buel Ulysses. I am going to try him into trying the Buel tommorrow instead.
Instead of hitting the short muddy trails by the river I am looking at a route using paved secondary and some gravel roads to New Ulm. I plan on riding the route here soon to ensure the roads are decent see if any one is interested.
At least I know the beer is good. I did miss their Bockfest this spring.
I'm glad I happened on this thread, I live in Columbia Heights and am picking up my new DL1000 tomorrw morning as soon as the Fridley Hitching Post opens at 10:00:mrgreen: . I'm really glad to hear that there are some other V-Stromers in the metro area. Please keep me posted on upcoming rides that you guys have planned, I'm always up for a good ride. I look forward to meeting some of you this summer.