Getting Cycling Fever

A lot of evaporation was going on this past weekend.  The air was extremely dry across Minnesota and the entire Midwest.  On Mother’s Day, for example, Chicago recorded the lowest relative humidity (17%) since 2006.  Relative humidity also dropped to arid levels across central MN which further helped the evaporation process and aided in firming up our area trails after the heavy rains earlier this month.

Past 24 Hour Lowest Relative Humidity:

Murphy-Hanrehan: 13%

Lebanon: 23%

Theo: 19%

I admit, my mountain bike has been collecting some dust.  With the heavy rains of early May combined with weekend weddings out-of-state, I’ve been neglecting my bike.  I’m starting to get the itch.  I find myself getting the shakes, breaking out in cold sweats, etc.  Okay, well, I’m exaggerating but you get the point.  Hoping to get out on the trails soon and take advantage of the nice riding conditions!  Here’s another great excuse to get on the bike.  The Cuyuna Trail will be getting a new addition.  The Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew is working towards building Yawkey Overdrive, a technical terrain park.  And what’s even cooler is that Trek has agreed to match donations up to $10,000!  Nice.


Great riding weather through Wednesday.  A few showers and storms expected (late?) Thursday as a weak cold front passes.  Unfortunately, there’s a greater chance of widespread rain this weekend, especially Friday and Saturday.  At this point, the weekend looks mostly cloudy with daytime temps in the 70s.

2 thoughts on “Getting Cycling Fever

  1. I know all about humidity, the more humid it is the harder it is to open the dorrs on my house! I was pleasently surprised when I let the pooch out this morning compared to the fight it was a few days ago.

    I don’t know how they are now, but I rode both Murphy Hanrehan and Lebanon Hills on Saturday, and if the weather yesterday was any indication, the trails should be dry to tacky. Get out on your bike and get some trail dust on it!

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