Monday, May 07, 2007

Anyone recognize this park???

Screen shot courtesy of Google Earth.

Here's where I rode Friday -- Lebanon Hills in the south Minneapolis area. I know Butch and Sieler always said I'd like Leb, and after rippin' it with Jason from Salsa Cycles (it's his 'local'), I have to say they're 100-percent right. Leb kicks ass!

The Minneapolis area has a ton of singletrack options within easy reach. I like options...

Happy Monday!
MG

5 comments:

debaser said...

If it's twisty, I'd bet I'd like it.

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Google Earth rocks.

I mountain bike around the lakes in MN myself.

The dirt blog is great, happy riding. Speedcat Hollydale

MG said...

oh it's twisty. and fast, even when its relatively wet. just good old singletrack, with real dirt. the stuff knobs love.

speedcat hollydale - hope to meet you out on the trails sometime soon. you never know when i'll get back up to mn. could be soon...

cheers y'all.
mg

thirtyfourtwenty said...

oh hell yeah! lebanon went from no singletrack to 100% singletrack in a matter of a few years. the trail has a number of distinct personalities, from tight and twisty to fast, flowing sweetness. i love that trail and miss it dearly! its semmingly custom built for a singlespeed too. and, you can make a super-epic by riding from mpls-proper or west bloomington, through the river bottoms to leb. leb and theo wirth top the list in the metro. damn i miss riding leb with s-house! glad you finally got to ride there...

MG said...

thanks butch. i bet that 'epic' you detail is just that.

i learned while i was there that a good deal of the dos niner's development took place at leb. and after riding one of the new orange dos' up there, i have to say you can tell. that bike is just telepathic through leb's singletrack!

cheers,
mg