Time to do some much-needed bike maintenance? This weekend might be the perfect time to do it as Minnesota has now entered into a wet and stormy weather pattern. Parts of southern Minnesota have already received over 1 inch of rain on Friday.
Showers and thunderstorms will continue to impact our area trails through at least Tuesday. Total rainfall amounts could be in excess of 1-3 inches which is good for drought but bad for the Minnesota mountain biker. Be sure to stay updated on the current trail conditions.
Saturday: Morning showers, afternoon peeks of sun. H: 80 Wind: SSE 10-15
Saturday Night: Showers & thunderstorms. Rain 0.25" L: 66 Wind: SE 10-15
Sunday: Thundershowers, especially in the afternoon. H: 82 L: 65 Wind: SE 10-15
Monday: More rain and storms. H: 80 L: 56 Wind: SE 5-10
Tuesday: Thunder threat continues. Cooler & breezy. H: 65 L: 50 Wind: NNE 10-15 G 20
Wednesday: Lingering showers, remaining cool. H: 64 L: 50 Wind: NE 5-10
Bike History Repeating Itself?
The bike was king back in 1896. One out of every 12 New Yorkers had a bike during that period in time. While the bicycle had its heyday in the late 1800's just a few short years later the bicycle fell from grace. Many factors contributed to the bike's decreased popularity from the Gilded Age society to the invention of the automobile. You can read more on the Cycles of Fashion: A look back at the bicycle’s meteoric rise to the height of nineteenth century fashion, and its subsequent fall, provides striking parallels to today's bike culture by Daniel London. Great read.
Summer brings warm afternoons perfect for biking, but the summer heat and humidity can also spark thunderstorms and severe weather. Be prepared for any type of adverse weather headed your way with Aeris Pulse.
NWS Twin Cities Weather Story