Twas a good ride. I wanted to go longer but we were really pushing it on daylight as is :(
I recently acquired a Saris Bones bike rack, so I was able to drive down to Bay View with my bike, pick up a friend and his bike, and then drive to South Shore Park to start the trek. I do feel kind of lame driving to start a ride, but it would have been nearly an extra 15 miles starting from Riverwest (round trip) and since we started the ride at about 7pm we were racing against the sunset as is. It will be nice to be able to branch out to other trails in southeastern Wisconsin now that I have rack though.
Took a trip to Bay View to ride with a friend to Grant Park & back. The ride was great! It was my first time this year on the south side and the views were just as incredible as I remember them being, particularly with the weird clouds / sunset. We got started a little later than planned so it was pretty dark at the end of the ride, but I think it was worth it for all the sunset views. We also saw some deer at Grant Park. Unfortunately I was shooting with my phone (Galaxy S4) and not my Canon T1i, but sometimes the best camera is the one you have with you. The phone did an admirable job though, especially in “Panorama” mode.
Finally finished the lyrics/structure for a song I’ve been working on for a couple weeks. Demo eventually, lyrics after the break.
First 20+ mile trek of the year. I carried my camera the whole way, but did not stop to use it once. I was trying to beat the sunset home since I didn’t have any lights with me. Add me on runkeeper if you use it!
Also, I don’t know how much longer it’s going to be out of commission, but the oak leaf access by Riverside HS on Locust St. is totally fenced off. Over the weekend it was fenced off but with openings / still accessible, but today it was completely shut down including the new bridge. I ended up looping back and taking the beerline to North Ave. and getting on the trail near that cheesesteak place on North & Oakland.