Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Can This Really Be St.Louis In July?

Yes, I rode to work today.

And . . .

It was a beautiful morning.

It made the morning even nicer when I got to work and saw Black Harley Dude had given me lots of room to park Billie in her nook. Of course, you'd know I'd being riding the Red Fox. Still it was obvious we have the parking deal worked out. I saw him later and thanked him.

You may have noticed I've been riding the Red Fox more lately. The reason? I've been able to get it out of the garage easily. Either Heather has been gone before I leave, or my neighbor in the garage is out and about and I can go out through his garage door. The later is what happened today. I'd planned on riding Billie today, but when I saw another opportunity to take the Fox I took it.

Again, we ended up with lots of rides in the lot.

There was even one bike I didn't recognize.

After work I managed a quick 6.6mi inline skate. I did it in 35min.  I was pleased. On my way home from the trail I saw a couple of riders.

Notice the temporary tags? Not only are they on new bikes, but the guy handled the clutch as he pulled away like a beginner rider. She was smooth. May they have great times and many safe happy miles. Seeing them was a great capstone to an already marvelous day.

  • 69F/20.5C and simply stunning for the ride to work.
  • 84F/29C with a few clouds and low humidity for the ride home.


  1. It sounds like you had a great after work skate. A perfect way to wind down and end the work day.

    1. I love inline skating. I don't seem to find time to do it as often as I would like to. The evening was perfect for it.

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    1. The weather has been incredible. Today it was 84F but the heat index was 83F. I'm make sure I don't pinch myself, I don't want to wake up from this dream.

  3. Lots of commuters on bikes! Neato!

    1. There was another new to me bike in the lot today - a Honda CBR. It was black and stock and beautiful. This weather certainly brings people out.