Mountain biking (Trail) 1:48:00  25.75 km (14.3 kph)
This is the last weekend before my son goes back to University, so I asked him what he wanted to do today. His reply? Mountain biking. OK!
We made an afternoon trip to Island Lake (the one off I96, not the one we camped near in the Hiawatha National Forest). Blue trail first. About half way around I convinced him to try my 29er.....yes it is small for him, but really, his 26" bike he's had since he was 13 years old or so is small too. He appreciated how it climbed up the rooty hills better than the 26" bike. I waited and waited for him with about a mile to go on the blue trail....then turned back to look for him. "Mom, I broke your bike". Well, bent it.....to a place that isn't receiving a seat post without some delicate reconstructive surgery. Somewhere along the way, he stopped to raise the seat higher than what we set it at when we swapped bikes. Yup, past that place where no bike seats should be raised, as it turned out.
I didn't want to bash it with a rock to bend it back, so we tucked the seat/seatpost in his hydration pack, switched bikes again, and rode back the trail head without sitting down. That wasn't so bad after all, so when he said he wanted to keep riding, we did the Yellow loop. Me, without a seat. It wasn't that bad, but it is nice to have a seat to brace against on some turns (didn't realize that until I didn't have one.....).
On the Blue trail, there's " The Place Where W4J Dropped Her Chain", "The Place Where Cousin Lisa Broke Her Chain during December Chill", and now, "The Place Where Milton Broke My Bike".
Considering I've ridden there maybe 6 times......that's a lot of memories to sort through on each ride around from now on!