Monthly Archives: May 2013

Sunday 12 May 2013. A Wobbly Ride to the West.

Surprisingly chilly this morning: 36 degrees F, and with a bit of a northwesterly breeze!  But at least the sun was out.  Did take gloves (in May?!?), fortunately. Decided to ride west on Florida/Kirby Avenue, a busy thoroughfare during most … Continue reading

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Saturday 11 May 2013. Quickly Checking on the Shooting Stars

6 am, 40-some degrees F, cloudy, enough of a (westerly) breeze to require waiting for plants to stop waving before taking a photo. It was to be a very quick ride to Meadowbrook to check the shooting stars. On the … Continue reading

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Sunday 5 May 2013. Western Miles in Light Green, Pink, and White

Packed a poncho this morning at 5:50 am, when there already was plenty of light, even with the clouds.  The temperature was 52 degrees F and the air was pretty much calm. In the neighborhood, the late tulips were coming … Continue reading

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Saturday 4 May 2013. Crossing Campus by Bike in Early May

Squeezed in a quick ride to the University of Illinois campus this morning, with the goal of going from the far Urbana side, across the main Quad and to Champaign in the most efficient yet lawful (that is, rather than … Continue reading

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Thursday 2 May 2013. Greening

Time 9-10:30 AM; Temperature 66 degrees F; Sky partly sunny; Wind mostly calm. Destination Meadowbrook Park. The spring garden flowers were out in what seemed like a second big wave.  The white flowering shrubs are giving way to pink and … Continue reading

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Tuesday 30 April 2013. It’s Not Really Flat!

30 Days of Biking Day 30! Was very eager to get out for a decent ride, this ring the final day of 30 Days of Biking.  The weather cooperated completely, it was 66 degrees F when I set out at … Continue reading

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Sunday 28 April 2013. Some Good Rainy Miles

30 Days of Biking Day 28. At 5:40 this morning it was 54 degrees F and darker than it would have been otherwise because of the rain. The rain was not heavy enough to dampen the dawn chorus, which greeted … Continue reading

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