Wednesday, November 19, 2014

More archival material with a biking theme

January refuses to abate.

At least I don't live in Buffalo, NY. They are near 70 inches of snow this storm. Lake effect is unstoppable this year. I played some tennis at Fred Wells Tennis Center, aka Fort Snelling, today. The tennis bubbles give me a decent place for some exercise, so I took the opportunity. Two sets and a ten point tie breaker in 90 minutes.

I'm going to the archives again. The reserves are pretty deep so I'll be able to ride out the month. These photos are from my first ride across Minnesota (TRAM) in 2002. Most of the participants, support personnel, and ardent fans are in the first photo.

The end of the first day in Austin. The big Spam guy is the give away here.

Bikers with a large cow somewhere in the southern half of Minnesota. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to find this citizen art work again. But I'm glad I found it the first time. There were peanut butter sandwiches and bananas galore nearby.

A thaw may be coming to the tundra over the weekend. And then it'll probably rain and freeze to the sidewalks and streets. No sense at all to being optimistic.


Retired Professor said...

Boy, that takes me back.

I don't recognize the staff person between Beth and Lynne.

A dozen years. WOW.

Emily M said...

Ah, TRAM. A good time was had by all. I have a photo of a giant moose sculpture somewhere in my TRAM archives. I may have to find it.

Gino said...

Love the SPAM. I am pretty sure Bob took that second picture.

Jimi said...

Katie. 12 years is a long time.