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Discussion: ridge on bike

in: cfosp1; cfosp1 > 2012-10-24

Oct 25, 2012 2:51 AM # 
I rode the ridge through the golf course the night before. I'm really starting to enjoy night biking now that I have a powerful light. I thought about going by the wolves, but I had had enough for one night and just went home.
Oct 25, 2012 12:42 PM # 
I did notice some bike tracks, may have been yours. I also thought this would be a great place for a public bike trail to connect west of park with the lake even surrounded by an operating golf course. Do you know whether it's a natural or man-made feature?

Though there may be something to leaving it just like it is right now. I mentioned in some earlier notes how St. Paul is upgrading the SW corner of the park with its Outdoor Woodland Classroom. I generally think it's great. But as I run through this area several times a week I can't help but think that some of the "wildness" is getting lost. All the underbrush is gone, hopefully to be replaced with some native understory plants. As it looks right now, I just can't imagine running just steps away from a young buck frozen, like a statue, like I did a few weeks ago ...
Oct 27, 2012 9:28 PM # 
Ah, yuck. I don't like what they are doing in the SW corner -- and I don't even know what it is. I did see all the new cuts for trails they are putting in. I liked it better when it was an area for neighborhood kids to ride their bikes off pavement. There are so few areas of contiguous trees -- I wish they would just leave them alone. People feel the need to "control" every bit of forest.

Good question on the origin on the ridge. And I wonder about the big bowl on the golf course too. I don't know. I may search around online for some historical information. Needless to say, I like the ridge trail as it is.

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