What with one thing or the other, I was not able to do the commute until the latter part of this week. I need the truck to dump leaves and mail packages. Christmas is coming!
The sun is back out after a short period of clouds, rain, sleet, and even some snow although I myself did not see any of the blessed white stuff. I’ll be honest, people who love cloudy days, cold, snow, and Standard Time are out of their minds, IMHO.
Even though Springfield has added more bike lanes, I still enjoy riding on a street like Bennett, wide and no bike lanes.
I also like Walnut at 6 a.m.
The yearly Turkey Trot is on Thanksgiving Day. I noticed these route markings on the street yesterday. I am not one much for running, but to each his own.
Christmas lights are starting to come out. I may put some on our own bushes for when the grandchildren come. I also plan on putting Christmas lights on the bike for the early morning dark segment.
I notice on the daily commute than even when taking the same route, variety is still present. The morning segment has its own fun and the going home segment is good since I am Going Home.
The bike lanes on the MLK Bridge predated the newer ones on north Benton and Division.
I saw this fellow cyclist on Trafficway as I headed home yesterday. I have not seen anyone riding the wrong side of the street in a long time. Maybe we are all getting smarter.
The street/sewer repairs along Barnes and Monroe are expanding. I know of a fellow that lives on Monroe and he has a heck of a time getting in and out. In compensation, I hope that he can enjoy a good turkey dinner for Thanksgiving!
The commute is fun. Headwind, tailwind, what does it matter? We can get out there and ride.