Black and White/Yin and Yang
Where is our snow? Over the weekend I enjoyed a couple of very enjoyable, sunny rides. Surrounded by the colors of brown and gray with an overhead, brilliant blue sky. I longingly wished for some white. A snowy world that hides the dullness. I am not complaining here. I sure love riding this much in February without slipping and crashing and without losing a few extremities due to extreme cold.
I miss my white world so much that I thought I would take you on a bit of a trip of my weekend in black and white. Best way to feed my desire I guess.
Lake of the Isles skaters.
It is winter here. Proof exists in the presence of ice all over the place on lakes and shaded sidewalks and roads. You never know when a patch will pop up. Icy puddles that melt with the sunlight of the day and refreeze at night are easy to find as well. Winter like activities still go on. Skaters of all ages were out on Lake of the Isles Saturday.
Snow or Gravel?
I like this picture. Looks like it could be some snowy ground but it is gravel under my wheel. This excites me for two reasons. First, I fake us all out with my fake snow picture and second this makes me remember that I just saw my entry for the Almanzo 100 gravel race this spring was accepted. Woohoo!
February river...What, no ice??
Looks like it could be a balmy summer day, right? Nope, February. Only ice was tight against the shore.
However, just behind my bike under the Hennepin Ave. bridge there was lots of nice ice.
Do you have these where you live? So sad, always. I pass this one on River Road all the time.
Bike meets Art
I do try to get my Blue bike to have a wide range of experiences. One of our favorite places is the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. This horse looks cold, don’t you think?
Yes, the cherry is red.
The iconic piece in the Garden is the Spoon with Cherry bridge. Of course it is red.
Freewheel Bike on the Greenway
We made a quick stop here in front of Freewheel Bike because we noticed the letter B for Blue right in the window. Look closely, right above the blue bicycle. A perfect shadow.
See what we mean?
Oh boy…just looked outside, it’s snowing.