January 9, 2012
On Saturday I rode out to Excelsior using the Cedar Lake trail to get to the Lake Minnetonka LRT. These crushed limestone paths are a spectacular asset to the Minneapolis cycling community, and while flat, the scenery is amazing. Especially as you get out towards Lake Minnetonka.
This was the first time I had scoped any of the them out since winter, and I'd expect them all to be in pretty much the same condition which in my recent experience is freaking perfect.
There is still some snow and ice in a few shady sections but no mud. The parts that I rode are all totally passable on a road bike so there's no worry about needing a cross or mountain bike.
Get out there.