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BoingBoing spots Cyclist Braving 5th Best Snowstorm in Minneapolis – St Paul History

The snow you see on the ground this morning is the remnants of a monster storm that cycloned over Minneapolis – St Paul over the weekend. A strong southerly flow up the Appalachian Mountains and a weak system over Hudson Bay whisked the storm away before it could drop much snow here in Toronto.

Images via Environment Canada

No snow day for you, now get on your bike and go to work!

Via BoingBoing yesterday, direct from Minneapolis…

It’s a blizzard. Grab your bike.

Maggie Koerth-Baker at 3:29 PM Saturday, Dec 11, 2010


It’s now mostly stopped snowing, at least in my corner of Minneapolis. Depending on where you measure, somewhere between 14 and 20 inches of snow fell here today. And it’s still blowing around.

So, naturally, this was a perfect day to travel by bicycle.

After all, our estimated 4,000 winter bike commuters are the reason Bicycle magazine named Minneapolis the #1 bike city in America. Cheers to you, winter cyclists. That said, I hope most of you weren’t out in this mess today.

Photo taken by Christopher Baker.

And in other sports…

The Metrodome roof collapsed!

Fox news video.

Via: Minnesota Public Radio:

Dome Buster: 5th biggest snowstorm for Metro

Posted at 2:47 PM on December 12, 2010
by Paul Huttner

BoingBoing article re-posted in it’s entirety by Michael Holloway


Posted: December 13th, 2010
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One Comment on “BoingBoing spots Cyclist Braving 5th Best Snowstorm in Minneapolis – St Paul History”

  1. 1 Cat B said at 11:18 am on December 13th, 2010:

    Winter cycling is highly impressive, but still scares me… I may have to inform myself on snow tires for bikes in the future… but for now, I just stick to walking and TTC in the winter months.

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