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Old 08-07-19, 06:59 AM
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Cannon Valley Trail

Sunday morning was a special treat; I drove down to Cannon Falls to ride the Cannon Valley Trail. Starting in Cannon Falls rather than Redwing gave me the opportunity to begin and end my ride at Nick's Downtown Diner. I got my favorite table, right by the window, where I could see my bike locked up outside:

"The Bomber" chili-cheese omelet was perfect fuel for the longish ride ahead.

After breakfast, I headed out on the trail. The green tag on the stem is what you get when you pay the user fee - $5 for the day, or $25 for the season.

After taking that shot next to the river, I hit the trail with my 70 year-old steed, and cranked it up to warp speed:

There are some idyllic spots along this trail:

Here's the wall at Welch, MN, the midway stop:

The obligatory shot of Cannon Falls:

Then me and my shadow rode back to town...

... and ended the ride at the same table in Nick's Diner:

That was a thoroughly enjoyable Sunday ride. I'm going to do it again once the leaves start turning.



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