|Evening commute: Duluth, MN|
Last night at the end of the COGGS Town Hall meeting about the Duluth Traverse I was approached by Casey Krueger and asked if I had seen this story, written by Ryan Krueger. Ryan is a former midwesterner and brothers with Casey and Tim Krueger. The story pits Duluth versus Bozeman, and as I usually toss articles to the side as it is like comparing apples to oranges I decided to check it out.
I decided to check it out because our great Mayor is bent on turning Duluth into the trails capitol of the nation and he mentioned that last night in his speech.
That said, Ryan compares Bzone trails to Duluth Trails and gives Duluth the win....and that is before we have even started on the Spirit project and the Duluth Traverse. Of course the article also goes on to compare rivers, mountains and the rest, however I will say that while Montana will win out on mountains and trout, the Bzone is not the mountains or trout. After having lived in both and having seen the explosion of people within the Bzone (and taking out anything over a 20 mn drive as Montana), you realize what an amazing place that Duluth is becoming. Especially if you are raising a family, into mountain biking, paddling and fishing....not to mention the arts and music. Now if we could just get more snow and a few more pubs and cafe's....wait, those are already coming too!