Between last night’s post and tonight two things happened. First, my wife and I acted like tourists. After finishing pedaling yesterday we went to a street and food truck fair for dinner, instead of eating in a restaurant. Then we drove to downtown Minneapolis to watch a very large fireworks show that they were holding along the river.
Doing both of these things felt a bit weird. Normally, my night is structured differently. I typically get off the bike, take a shower, eat, type a blog entry and pass out. Doing touristy things felt quite strange but both were a lot of fun.
The second thing that happened was while pedaling today. In the early part of the trip if I came to a sign that said “Road Closed” I was in trouble. This sign meant the road was really off limits.
Today, I came to one of these signs and tried to figure out what to do. In Minnesota, I guess “Road Closed” doesn’t mean that since many of the roads have people living along the road. I decided to see how far I could travel down the closed road. Not only did I make it all the way (about 5 miles), but I was passed by a dozen cars, including one police car. It is funny how the same sign in two different states means such different things.