Monthly Archives: August 2015

Thursday 20 August 2015. Some Good Miles to the South on a Clear Morning 

It was 55 degrees F, the sky clear, at 5:55 this morning. Was so glad to get out on Rhododendron, its front wheel and crank bearings repacked and well-lubed.  Today’s destination was for parts south, by way of Race Street. … Continue reading

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Sunday 16 August 2015. Dawn at Meadowbrook and Some Miles on First Street 

It was 68 or 70 degrees F (consecutive readings on the phone weather ap, and really thought I could feel both temperatures in the layers of air.  Really wanted some therapeutic miles this morning, but also knew Meadowbrook Park would … Continue reading

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Thursday 13 August 2015. West on Windsor 

It was 66 degrees F at 6:35 this morning and mostly clear.  Ah, so much is going on these days! Had a particularly great need for another long ride, as continuous as possible, so chose Windsor Road to the west.  … Continue reading

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Tuesday 11 August 2015. Back to Homer Lake

It was 66 degrees F at 6 am under “loosely” cloudy skies. Today I would make the second trip this summer to Homer Lake.  It would be good for the miles and to see whether there might be cardinal flowers … Continue reading

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Monday 10 August 2015. Surprise Cardinal Flowers and Mushrooms 

It was 6:30 am and 73 degrees as I made my way under a cloudy, foggy sky from a quick stop at Starbuck’s (for the mood-enhancing effects of coffee and writing on this blog) to the pool at Crystal Lake. … Continue reading

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Friday 7 August 2015. Touring the Prairie with My Old Friend Sherri

It was about 10:30 am, about 74 degrees F, and the sky mostly clear when my old friend Sherri (on Discovery II) and I (on Rhododendron) departed to seek out the hints of mid-summer prairie splendor to be found in … Continue reading

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Saturday 1 August 2015. Weaver Park and North High Cross Road. 

At 5:35 this morning it was, according to the phone weather ap, 61 degrees and clear, the just-past full moon getting close to the western horizon. But the air felt warmer than 61 and didn’t bring a jacket. Hoped I … Continue reading

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Thursday 30 July 2015. Birthday Cardinal Flowers at Meadowbrook 

It was 65 degrees F, at least, at about 8 am, when I left for Meadowbrook Park on the morning of my 60th birthday!    Actually the trip was a little rushed because earlier I was luxuriating in catching up … Continue reading

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Tuesday 28 July 2015.  Yankee Ridge and Meadowbrook  

It was 73 degrees at 6:15 am, and my schedule allowed for a mid-week morning ride!   Missed the moment of sunrise but did catch a nice morning sky.    Headed south on Race street on Rhododendron just to ride, … Continue reading

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Sunday 26 July 2015. West on Curtis Road till It Turns to Gravel

This morning at 5:15, as I was preparing for this today’s ride, noticed it was still quite dark. Shortly thereafter noticed light coming in and through the east windows, and it was faintly pink. Was sure I missed a gorgeous … Continue reading

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