“Hey, Ron! I rode in today. Come over and see my bike.”
I wondered if Fred was talking about the Monarch, but no, this was a CruiserElite with a gas engine. I went over at lunch to check it out.
He said his top speed was around 35 mph. I love the panniers. Fred offered to let me try it out and I should have taken him up on it. Jan talks about getting a scooter some day and if she does so, then I can ride hers.
I left Fred and headed over to the neighborhood around St. Joseph’s Catholic Church to get some pics of some of the houses.
Joe, one of our carpenters here at work, lives in this area and he once described how he turned the front parlor into a master bedroom. He removed the parlor door that opened onto the front porch. He told me how his home used to have two front doors. One door was for the family to use in entering the main quarters and the other door led into the front parlor which was used for entertaining guests visitors, spending the evening with the family or in the case of a death, the wake.
I found this fact interesting and therefore, you, my dear readers, will have to look at pictures of houses that I found that reflect this Victorian architecture.
I found a few homes where the front parlor door had been removed and the gap walled up.
And the last sight I viewed on that day’s noon ride was the repaving of the sidewalk on the Washington St. underpass, north of Commercial. It is always good to see progress.
We have rain coming in the next few days so there will not be too much riding at noon for a while.