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Sunday 2 July 2017. A Perfect Ride to Windsor Road to Homer Lake Road

This morning at 5:30 it was 65 degrees and clear, with a 2 mph breeze from the WSW, calm enough to head in pretty much any direction. So headed Rhododendron in toward Windsor Road (which I was pretty sure was … Continue reading

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Friday 14 April 2017. Glorious Meadowbrook Spring: Shooting Stars, Bluebells, Jacob’s Ladder

It was 51 degrees F at 6:15 this morning with the sun about to rise. Had planned to swim but when the guards were late and the pool not yet open just opted for a bike ride to Meadowbrook Park … Continue reading

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Sunday 6 March 2016. A Proper Loop of Meadowbrook

It was 30 degrees F under mostly clear skies (with scattered patches of fog) at 6:30 this slow morning. Did not feel intensely present as I brought Discovery II out for a ride to where I wasn’t even yet sure. … Continue reading

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Sunday 14 June 2015. Inter-Urban: to the Center of the Universe (Philo) and Back

It was 73 degrees F at 5:35 am (still haven’t managed to be out at first light, alas, regardless, it was effectively early), the sky mostly cloudy, but with gaps. Yesterday’s ride to Tolono inspired me to do another inter-urban–if … Continue reading

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Thursday 11 June 2015. Oriole and Baptisia

It was 70 degrees F this morning at 5:30, the sky spread with a thin layer of cloud. Went for a quick spin to Meadowbrook Park on Discovery II. Observed the abundant yellow and the few pink cabbage roses and … Continue reading

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Friday 5 June 2015. Under the June Fog

This morning at 5:10 it was 66 degrees F, the sky with wide, thin streaks of clouds, many tinged with pink. My scheme to meet the sunrise every morning in June has not gone exactly according to plan. It’s harder … Continue reading

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Sunday 31 May 2015. More Weather than Expected

At 5:45 this morning it was 50 degrees and uniformly cloudy. The iphone weather ap said there would be clouds but not rain for the rest of today, and I believed it. Chose Rhododendron (with its new, fully inflated inner … Continue reading

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Tuesday 12 May 2015. Shooting Stars, other flowers, and a Visit with Deer

At 1:45 this afternoon it was 63 degrees F and partly cloudy, the clouds big and fluffy. Made a very express trip to Meadowbrook Park to see what the shooting stars might be doing. On my way to the interior … Continue reading

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Wednesday 6 May 2015. Spring Advances

This morning at 5:18 it was 63 degrees under a “buttermilk” sky, the still-large but less-than-full moon occasionally glowing through the cracks in the sheet of clouds. Headed on Discovery II to Meadowbrook Park while it still was fairly dark, … Continue reading

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Friday 1 May 2015. Meadowbrook at First Light

This morning at 5:10 it was 36 degrees F (brrr!), the sky clear as I departed on Discovery II for today’s ride. Finally am catching up with the earlier light! Rode the usual route to Meadowbrook Park, wrapped with mittens … Continue reading

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