Monday, April 30, 2012

After the Storms

Yes, I rode to work today.

Saturday was a day of storms. Some areas around St. Louis had hail the size of bricks. A tent like enclosure at a bar near the baseball stadium couldn't withstand the winds and collapsed. One person was killed, others were injured. Yesterday there was on again, off again rain. There was rain in the forecast for today, but I rode both to and from work on dry roads.

The rains came during the mid-day.

At lunchtime I took this photo of the Richard Serra sculpture. (Click here to learn about him) This installation is not well thought of here in St. Louis. I must admit my first impression was not favorable. I've come to appreciate this work, especially on rainy days like today.

By the late afternoon the sun was playing hide and seek. It was mostly out, but hid when I took a picture of my Symba.

I took the windscreen off this weekend. One of the clips holding the screen to the handlebars broke. With it being spring I decided to just take the screen off and see how I like it.
  • 64F/18C and overcast for the ride to work.
  • 72F/22C with clouds, but lots of sun for the ride home.


  1. Serra is not work I enjoy. I side with your crabby fellow citizens.

    I heard about the terrible storm that killed someone. This may be one of those summers- DO be careful.

    1. I doubt this will ever rate as a favorite piece, but it has showed me its personality. I am grateful for it gifting me. I think it would be despised less if it were relocated to the Laumeier Sculpture Park, but that's not going to happen.

      Yes, it could be one of those summers, but lately we have been having those kind of summers. The Concourse at the Airport just reopened after being hit by a tornado just a little over a year ago.

      Being careful is important to me.

  2. Keith, our weather here is slowly dragging itself up to being semi-pleasant. I've been rocking my heated grips. In no small part I have you to thank. When I found out your Symba was tolerating heated grips well, it was the real world confirmation I was hoping for for my similarly powered Vespa. Take good care, David.

    1. Heated grips are great! I must admit I find myself using them even when it is just a little bit chilly. They are making me soft...and I like it.

      Glad they are working out for you. Like you I resisted...but, resistance was futile :)

      Thanks for stopping by,