Featuring personal photos of the Lake Minnetonka Area and things of interest to the author.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Big Island and Back
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Sun wafts across the morning mist on St. Alban's Bay
Across Minnetonka Bouevard they were gathering for pond hockey.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Fat Tire 15 mile gets Surly!
Friday, January 16, 2015
Pizza at the nights edge.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Think Fat! Excelsior Brewery and Erik's Arctic Fat Fever
Excelsior Brewing Company and Erik's Bike Shop are excited to announce the Arctic Fat Fever Fat Bike Race. This 15 Mile Fat Bike Race will be
held January 17th, 2015 on Lake Minnetonka.
I took this from their web site, - thank you.
"The race will start and end at Excelsior Brewing Company. There is a 3" Minimum Tire Width (Fatties Only). The Men's Fat Race will kick-off at 2pm and the Women's Race will begin at 2:10pm.
Entrance is limited to 200 participants and registration is $5 (non-refundable) with all proceeds being donated to the ICA Food Shelf! WOW! Fat Bikes and snow... how could it get any better? How about a Free Excelsior Brewing Pint Glass for the first 200 people who register and live music inside the newly expanded tap room at Excelsior Brewing where there will be adult (and non-adult) beverages to quench the thirst you worked up whilst racing."
Monday, January 12, 2015
Excelsior Brewery and the Hillbilly musicians
A friend visited me the other day. We wandered over to Excelsior to see the sights. I had told him there was a Cross Country Ski Race to Big Isalnd and back that day, and it would be fun to watch. This represented a senior moment. The Ski race takes place on February 8.
I was a month and 2 days off..... and I cannot explain my mental mix up.
So we visited the Excelsior Brewery, which was featuring live music- on a Saturday afternoon. We enjoyed listening to a couple of self-labeled "hillbilly blues" players, who were picking and plucking bluegrass on guitar, mandolin and banjo. The crowd was sparse, but it was early in the afternoon so I took a few shots as I wandered about. Backlit by bright snowy sunshine outside the photos are less than optimal.
Friday, January 09, 2015
A cautionary note.
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Race out to Big island and back
OK, this photo is not exactly the right one. But it is about Big Island!
I will be watching the race out to the isle and back this Saturday at 1pm. Taking photos, and enjoying someone else racing.
3rd Annual Big Island and Back Nordic Ski Dash
"The Excelsior Brewing Co. is excited to announce the 3rd Annual “Big Island and Back”, a 10k Nordic Ski event on Saturday, February 7 at 1 pm. Proceeds from the race entry fees will be donated to the ICA Food Shelf program and the Freshwater Society."