I started out on an evening ride very late. As I reached the Stone Arch Bridge I came upon the most magnificent sunset, and emergency vehicles everywhere. Someone apparently had jumped off the bridge just upriver. Too much for me. I turned around and rode home.
You can see the wind moving across the Mississippi river.
Some evenings are perfect for riding. You race the setting sun.
The late day sun illuminates the trees.
I love riding as the sun sets. Seeing it dip into the trees.
Sunset is the magic time.
Today’s ride brought daydreams of cobblestones…
And, big chocolate bunnies…
Guess dreams can come true.
Not all of them but 9 I went over or under today on my ride.
Stone Arch Bridge
10th Ave. Bridge
Old railroad bridge - U of M
Washington Ave. Bridge
Franklin Ave Bridge
Old railroad bridge by the Greenway
Lake Street Bridge
Ford Parkway Bridge
Today for some reason I kept thinking that I must only bike. Not that that is a bad thing at all. But the more I rode, the more it became crystal clear to me…
We must… ONLY BIKE!!!
The reasons are simple.
To be outside and know what the Earth is up to.
To feel the air, to know the temperature as I move along.
To stop at a favorite place overlooking the Mississippi River. Each day I do this my view is unique. Same place, completely different each time. Today I looked down and got to spend a few minutes with a Bald Eagle. My view today.
A bald eagle, my morning commute companion.
The eagle flying under the Lake Street bridge.
Mixed with spring green trees, blue sky and calm waters. The sun striking trees and bridges and reflecting brightly.
I will do this again. Soon. Tomorrow. It won’t be the same.