Thursday, July 11, 2013

Nothing But Blue

Yes, I rode to work today.

And . . .

It was a beautiful. There wasn't more than a few clouds in the sky at any given time, and most of the time there was nothing but blue.

I stretched the morning ride a bit which gave me time to take a couple of photos.

I've been seeing this bike from time to time. It is usually parked by a HHR painted in the same matte grayish green color. I wonder if it is an image thing, or if this beast travels.

A number of neighborhoods have garden areas open to the community.  This one is in Tower Grove East. There is an area above for vegetables.

As you might have expected the parking area looked a little different today.

I noticed the Vulcan wasn't there. Could it be he started his experiment today?

This ones for you Sonja.

I'd not seen this red bike before. Later at break time when I was taking my usual walk around the perimeter of the Courthouse I saw a man on the other side of the street waiting to cross. He was wearing a suit and tie and looking very lawyer-ish, while carrying a white full-face helmet. I slowed my pace and managed to meet him just as he finished his jaywalk. I asked him if he owned the Thruxton. He did. When I told him which bike was mine, he had to tell me about his Honda Dream 350. It seems he has a whole stable of bikes and pretty much carried on a monologue about them as we walked together toward the parking area. I had to break off to go back inside or we might still be there. He is obviously very proud of his bikes.

  • 69F/21C and sunny for the ride to work.
  • 83F/28C with a few clouds for the ride home.


  1. You mean the community gardens are for the neighborhood association? Or are you saying anyone can come grab a few vegetables?

    Madison is full of neighborhood associations. I'm in one, too. They are essential for safety and stability.

    1. I don't know, but I assumed it was for folks who live in the area. That sounds like an association thing. I'm sure its not about anyone coming a grabbing veggies.

  2. Hooray for nothing but blue sky and sunshine.

    Sure are a lot more bikes going to work on a dry day.

    1. Yep, a lot more bikes when rain isn't in the forecast.