Sunset at JR’s Recyclables
Said to be among the coldest Novembers on record, that didn’t deter some riding — in fact 21 of 25 days so far saw at least some excursion by bicycle.
The 4 days not ridden occurred when a snow and then ice covered roads made riding a dicey thing to do. Temperature and wind were other factors on days ridden, some days very cold and breezy, others not so bad. The coldest was the day Dave and I rode at 18F and a fairly stiff breeze — we were glad to get back from that one.
Today was maybe a little unseasonably warm, a bit breezy from the south, but very good for this time of year.
Its getting dark fairly early now so headlight and blinky were a good thing to have in operation. Taking off around 4 PM meant a not tooooo long a ride, but a ride nonetheless.
So, down the now well worn 7th street a mile south to 4000N and then west a half mile to the CSX railroad and then reverse itinerary.
The shot of the sun setting over JR’s is somewhat a study in contrasts.
The sun’s low angle puts a golden glow on trees along the North Fork
Modification to the Western Flyer with the change to a drop bar and narrower saddle — parts compliments of JR’s — well the bar and brake levers are — from a mixte Centurian that showed up there. Really unbelievable how much those changes improved that bicycle! The sun is sinking rather fast, so off I go.
Barren trees glowing orange at the North Fork
Blurry photo shot on the fly of sunlit Russian Olive scrub
Sun is sinking quickly
Actually won’t get too much farther south by the Winter Solstice
One last shot before heading home
U turn to take photo = WF is facing the wrong way
We will have to see what December brings weather wise — I was hoping for 3,000 miles this season but may fall a bit short. Those miles are spread over 6 bicycles, with the Raleigh and Diamond Back in the lead, and poor little Huffy on the tag end. 🙁
Sign not seen on today’s ride!