Two things…

First thing: I got this pedometer, and have been trying to map out some nice walking routes so I can rack up the number of steps I do each day. What are your favorite walking trails? (I’m not a runner, and while I don’t mind sharing the trails with runners, bicyclists, rollerbladers, dogwalkers… most of them seem annoyed with walkers on the trails.)

Second thing: I think the Lowry Tunnel hates me. I have to pass through it twice a day and it seems that it always degrades my radio reception during a good song on the radio, or a key point to a story on MPR. If I’m making a cell phone call (I know, I know, hang up and drive) it drops it. Only when I hate the song/talk on the radio does it mysteriously manage to hold on to the signal.

5 Comments so far

  1. Jones (unregistered) on August 25th, 2005 @ 3:53 pm

    The Cedar Lake Trails are pretty much the best thing ever.

  2. Alex Stenback (unregistered) on August 26th, 2005 @ 8:38 am

    No routes to add, BUT: the Google Maps “pedometer” is the greatest tool I’ve found for mapping distances.

  3. Lex (unregistered) on August 26th, 2005 @ 9:52 am

    Jones – thanks for the tip!
    Alex – I have been using Gmaps to plan my routes, and it’s been terrific.

  4. Erica (unregistered) on August 28th, 2005 @ 1:25 pm

    Another thumbs up for Gmaps Pedometer. It rocks my world.

    And another thumbs up for Cedar Lake. Especially the unpaved part on the east side of the lake. Lake of the Isles, too. Always far less crowded than Calhoun or Harriet. It’s easier to gawk at the houses on foot.

    I was gonna say East or West River Road, although I’m not a huge fan of an out-and-back walk, and the bridges are too far apart to do any kind of loop in a reasonable amount of time. They’re damn pretty, though. Downtown on the river by the mills is nice.

  5. Dave (unregistered) on August 30th, 2005 @ 12:02 pm

    I’ve been using gmapPedometer, but recently discovered this site. Although you have to register, it saves your routes.

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