The paved surface is smooth and fast -- needs to be in order to support heavy use by bladers, boarders, joggers, bikers, x-country skiers, walkers, birders, doggers and so forth.
Three Rivers maintenance crews take good care of "my" trail.
Only, it was a bit of a bummer today to learn that much of the trail was closed until the fresh tar surface could dry and harden.
I did sneak past the barrier, but stuck to the grass shoulder. Not the most comfortable ride, but I didn't muss anything up.
Thank you, Hennepin County, for this priceless resource within a stone's throw from where we live.