The highway is a huge swath of green space considered a park by Minneapolis. East- and westbound riders have their own trails, separated from each other and from walkers. A rider wouldn't realize s/he's in the middle of Minneapolis, except for the visible city skyline above the trees to the east. Eventually, the trail will find its way through downtown to the Mississippi River. The Greenway is likewise heading toward the river, but is a bit further south.
The trail system is the start and end to just about any ride I do these days. It gets me to wherever I want to be and then sends me back home.
And, sometimes while I'm out on it the Train comes out to play with.
A friend and I were on the finishing end of our ride once when it showed. We were tired, taking a nice easy spin back home down the bike highway when the engine passed us and the rail cars clacked by. The rumble began....
Betcha can't.I was off like McEwen yeah, that's it, McEwen.
I can, just don't want to. I'm tired. We've been riding all da.....
CAN. If I wanted to.
Oh sure, names....
... . .
Of course the Train eventually pulled-it-out and beat me to the underpass. I started early and had no lead-out.
Tactics. Gotta work on my tactics. Always been my downfall.