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A few recent photos

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

I’ve been riding, but I have not found time to write about some of my shorter rides. I am still commuting by bicycle every day, and it has been wonderful to get to watch the leaves change each day. It’s been chillier this past week, with mornings in the low 30s.

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This speed sign always amuses me in the mornings. It frequently registers up to 35 mph for cars (and sometimes higher), but for me, on my bicycle, on a slight uphill, it ranges from about 12-16. I have discovered that I have to ride in a certain lane position, with no cars going by, to trigger it. It’s a fun game to try to see if I can get it to show my speed.

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Here is one particularly colorful tree, taken on October 21.

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We had a couple of very windy days this past week, and now many trees are completely bare. It was a rather abrupt transition, from colorful to bare, in some cases.

Here are some shots from a road ride last week.

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Finally, here are some shots from the Bloomington Rail-Trail, which is near where I live. I don’t really ride it much, as it’s not very long, but I wanted a rather short, easy evening ride on a cold dreary day and it fit the bill perfectly. I think this will be a great option in the winter.

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3 Responses to “A few recent photos”

  1. Tim S Says:

    I love how you through off a little “meh, rain trail” comment when the pics suggest that it’s a great, albeit short, urban get-a-way. It’s why I find myself so often on our Beargrass Trail. It’s 1.3m of *not* being in the city.

  2. Tim S Says:

    “throw” off. where did that come from?

  3. Apertome Says:

    I’m not completely knocking the rail-trail, but around here, you really don’t have to go much further, if at all, to get some nice rural scenes on roads. What you can’t tell from the pictures is that this trail has several road crossings, and it dead-ends. You have to turn around and go back the way you came. That said, the dead-end is close to a road, and I’ve gone across to the road before, but you have to trespass on private property to do it.

    Also, when the weather is nice, the trail can be busier than the neighboring roads. However, I think the trail will make a good short ride/foul weather/darkness of night option.

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