The river was still covering a section at the beginning of the trail, but that was easily ridden around via a sand bar that had formed between the river and the trail.
Once on the trail there were a fair number of puddles and quite a bit of sand, but it was easily rideable on the fat tires of the PMP. The relatively smooth Hookworm tires would spin out if I pedaled too hard in the slick areas, but it wasn't much of an issue on the flat trail. I'm beginning to wonder if a low profile knobby tire might be a better option for the summer, or if I should just stick with the Hookworms. I might try an Endomorph, or even an Innova Spider, up front along with a 2.35-2.5 low profile knobby in back... the added height of the large volume front tire would be a nice side effect.
On my way home, I stopped to take some photos of the flowering trees along the Minnehaha Creek Trail. It's always a neat section of trail this time of year...
Earlier in the week I installed a different stem on the PMP... one with less rise and more reach. Not sure which stem I like more, so I'll probably keep experimenting. The bike seemed to handle a bit better with the longer stem, but I'm not sure if the lower handlebars are worth it. I am having a lot of fun riding and tinkering with this bike, but I'm looking forward to getting out for a long ride, or a singletrack ride, on one of the Fargos.