Monthly Archives: August 2013

Thursday 29 August 2013. Gentianmania and Its Accompaniments in the Midday Heat

Was really itching to ride today and see what was going on at Meadowbrook Park, even if it was 2:30 in the afternoon (really have become a morning cyclist, traffic being lightest and the temperatures cooler at that time of … Continue reading

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Sunday 25 August 2013. Ford Harris to the West

At 5:50 this morning, it was 61 degrees F and still pretty darned dark. The sky was mostly clear, the more than half-full but waning moon clear and high, just to the south of the zenith. Having experienced a generous … Continue reading

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Friday, 23 August 2013. Summer Matures

The temperature was 70 degrees F under partly cloudy skies at 8:50 am, with a slight breeze from the north. Today’s trip on Rhododendron would be a leisurely ride to Meadowbrook Park to catch up on the progress of the … Continue reading

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Thursday 22 August 2013. To Ford Harris Park

It was 72 degrees F under mostly cloudy skies this morning at 8:35. The sun (visible or no) had cleared the horizon a couple of hours ago. There was a lot more traffic out on the road than I’m used … Continue reading

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Sunday 18 August 2013. Last of the Royal Catchfly, Peak of the Cardinal Flowers, and First Gentians

This morning it was 63 degrees F as I got out on Rhododendron at 6:03. Felt thirsty for this trip: thirsty for the road and thirsty for the red flowers, and the others, at Meadowbrook Park, especially since at my … Continue reading

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Friday 16 August 2013. In the Dark

The temperature was 61 degrees F, the sky was cloudy. Wanted to see exactly when the first light came up, and did indeed accomplish that. Was still quite dark, almost scary dark, when I got to Meadowbrook Park. No speeding … Continue reading

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Tuesday 13 August 2013. Homer Lake at Last!

One of the items on my summer to-do list was to ride to Homer Lake, and since there was only about a week of real summer (i.e., before school starts) left, thought I’d better jump on today’s opportunity. Fussed more … Continue reading

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Sunday 11 August 2013. First a Ride Out in the Country, Then Some Time with the Red Flowers

Started off at 5:30 this morning, when it was still rather dark. August advances. So headed out to the countryside (today straight south on Race Street) first so there would be more light later with which to behold the royal … Continue reading

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Friday, 9 August 2013. Red, Yellow, and Blue Flowers, and a Good, Fast Ride

This morning at 6:30 it was 64 degrees F and mostly clear. Made another express trip, this time east on Main and north on High Cross. It was not the trip I’d originally planned, but the morning was full of … Continue reading

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Thursday 8 August 2013. Lots of Cardinal Flowers and One Mallow

It was about 68 degrees F (didn’t check the phone) and overcast at about 7:15 am, so no sunrise. Took Anderson (which feels to me a lot like Vine) to Meadowbrook Park, with the mission of seeing the incredible cardinal … Continue reading

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