Sunday, May 22, 2016

WBG Java Jive and Java Crow Express with News on Java Enchilada Express - May 21, 2016

I forgot again to take a photo of the riders on either the WBG Java Jive and Java Crow Express on Saturday. Instead here is a picture of our starting point for both races at the Dunn Brothers in the North Loop right above the Cedar Lake Trail.

We had five riders on the Java Jive with Tim, Rob, Richard, Dave, and I. For the Java Crow Express we had seven riders with all five from the Java Jive joined by Jim and Matt.

It was a beautiful morning following by a wonderful day for bicycling. Temperature averaged 23C and only slight wind from the SSE at 8 KPH.

This picture was taken along West River Parkway in North Minneapolis.

Rob and I continued on from Wayzata on the TCBC Crusin' The Crow ride. We both went long but got split up somewhere before Delano. There is a new coffee shop open in Delano but no one from the TCBC fast group was there. Dennis and I stopped at the Holiday Store and then rode together through Watertown down to Mayer.

In Mayer we stopped off at our new favorite place, Ruby's Roost. See my previous post. At Ruby's Dave, the Cruisin' The Crow Ride Leader, joined us and then we rode to St. Bonifacius where Dave stopped for more food and Dennis and I rode back in to Wayzata. I then rode back to the start to complete the day.

Tim and I are looking at changing the start place for the WBG Java Enchilada Express Wednesday evening ride to The Hub Bicycle Shop at the University of Minnesota Bike Center. This would begin in June. Be watching for more news and information as we are still doing mapping rides. The TCBC Whole Enchilada looks like it might be changing their start to the NOW Bicycle Shop in Arden Hills, which will add more miles for our ride.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

WBG Java Jive and Java Crow Express - May 14, 2016

The Warehouse Bicycling Group has officially added our newest Java Stop called Ruby's Roost! While this stop in Mayer is during the TCBC Cruisin' The Crow ride, we could not help but mentioning this wonderful bakery and coffee shop. At 255 Ash Ave, just two blocks from the Dakota Trail, it is one of our better stops. All their baked goods are made from scratch and they have wonderful coffee and tea selections. The picture is of the owners, Linnea and Bob Boyd who are wonderfully welcoming to everyone and especially cyclists. Bob is an accomplished cyclist and worked at Erik's Bike Store for several years. Ruby, who their shop is named after, was one of their chickens. Her picture, along with the Boyd's other chickens, is posted at the shop. For more information go to their website at and their Facebook Page at

A very cold and windy day but with sun! Temperature averaging only 8C but that was with a 32 KPH wind from the NW! We were all pretty bundled up.

I forgot to get a picture of our four riders which included Tim, pictured left, along with Richard, Marc, and I. I think I was too cold! The picture of Tim was taken at the end of the Dakota Trail near New Germany, Minnesota.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

WBG Java Jive and Java Crow Express - May 7, 2016

Except for the smoke from the wildfires in Canada that affected us in the early morning a delightful day for bicycling. The temperature averaged 19C with wind from the NW at 23 KPH.

Pictured in Wayzata are Richard, Tommy, Tim, and Edward.

A big welcome back to Tim, co-leader of the ride back from Greece where he had been vacationing with his wife!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

WBG Java Crow Express - April 30, 2016

A windy and cool ride today. Temp at 11C and wind at 32KPH from the ENE. Pictured are Richard, Edward, and David in Wayzata. Not pictures is Jim.