Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Biking in NoMi - To and From Wirth Lake

Post, image, and photos by the Hawthorne Hawkman.

My inaugural post about 15-minute bike rides in NoMi got me from my home to the Guthrie in the time allowed.  One thing the RunKeeper app does is that it uses GPS to track elevation.  Needless to say, when I bike on the street by the Holiday gas station, the potholes mess with everything to the point where I have to reset my phone.  Last Sunday I decided to see how quickly one could access Wirth Lake.  I left home (26th Ave N and 3rd St N) and in fifteen minutes I had arrived at the corner of Plymouth and Theo Wirth.

I made my way down to Wirth Lake in about twenty-five minutes, but I meandered a bit.  If you bike directly there, you can make it across NoMi on 26th and down to Wirth Lake in probably twenty-two.

On my way back...

..I wanted to see how close to Lowry I could get.

As you can see, the elevation gets pretty steep around Golden Valley Road.  In fifteen minutes from Wirth Lake, you can get to 26th Ave N or perhaps a bit beyond. 

It takes roughly 17-18 minutes to get to Theo Wirth Parkway and Lowry Avenue.  Wirth Beach is not that far away, folks.

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