Somber Sunset Day 11 30daysofbiking

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.

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Bridges of Minneapolis Day 7 – 30daysofbiking

Not all of them but 9 I went over or under today on my ride.

Stone Arch Bridge

Bridge 1

35W Bridge

 

Bridge 2

 

10th Ave. Bridge

 

Bridge 3

 

Old railroad bridge - U of M

 

Bridge 4

Washington Ave. Bridge

 

Bridge 5

 

 

Bridge 6

 

Franklin Ave Bridge

 

Bridge 6

 

Old railroad bridge by the Greenway

 

Bridge 7

Lake Street Bridge

 

Bridge 8

 

Ford Parkway Bridge

 

Bridge 9

 

 

 

Why I like to commute by bicycle. Day 5 – 30daysofbiking

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.