7/27 and 7/28 and 7/29 in Stillwater, MN.

I am spending two days in Stillwater MN camping at Jeff’s house while waiting for Charles to arrive. Then, Charles and I will leave and ride together for a week or so.

Jeff is an ebike builder like myself, and I notice a shelf full of ebike batteries in his shop. He says they all have problems. So I offer to fix them, and to teach him what I do. Jeff if eager to learn and so we dive in.

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Over the course of a day we manage to repair all except two of them, which were not repairable. Jeff is very happy, we’ve repaired about 7K worth of batteries.

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Jeff builds long range recumbents.

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Later that afternoon Charlie arrives with his bike in tow.

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He has everything for the bike in his car, but needs a day to pack and assemble it. So the next day Jeff takes me for a 60 mile tour of the Minneapolis St Paul area. I am very impressed. We ride about 70 miles on bike trails which connect the cities. And the atmosphere is youthful, with many people exercising and using the trails.

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Jeff and Minneapolis.

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Thanks Jeff for the wonderful tour and for offering to pay me for the battery repairs!

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