Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Winter is here

I saw some poor schlub pushing his bike along the unplowed Mendota Bridge bikepath today. It's apparently unrideable, yet again. I was sure glad I decided to drive today. Apologies to you if you're the poor schlub in question.

3 comments:

WheelDancer said...

Ain't me this time but I am considering a position that will put me heading out that way. I wonder if the 494 path will be plowed earlier than the schlub route...

shogun said...

that was me... and it was brutal. i made the wrong assumption that it would be cleaned up (the 5 bridge was getting clean up the day before). i was on my way to pick up the kid from school (parked the car at the school and rode to work). i guess i'm going to have to find a different way to get from eagan to msp.

does anyone know if the 35E crossing by lilydale is much better? it adds a couple of miles to the commute, but if i don't have to walk it, it would still be faster.

Pete said...

Wheeldancer,
As far as I know, the 494 path isn't plowed all winter. But it's been a year or two since I've tried it.

Shogun,
They cleared the path this afternoon. You're free to ride.