Date: Nov 27
Mileage: 32 (7am/25pm)
Ride type: Commute
Bike: Trek 400 Elance
Temp: 66!! (still wonderful)
November mileage: 367
Year to date: 2181
to take advantage of the last few days of good weather (wednesday is looking like the "front" day), i took a longish afternoon commute ride on the Trek. i really enjoy the Trek set-up, but it emits many strange sounds, and i'm constantly worried the crank is just going to fall off mid-stroke, or that the back wheel is going to instantaneously 'taco', leaving me spread eagle in the middle of the road.
i had cooked up plans to do the Iroquois/Chickasaw/Riverwalk/Shawnee thing, but frankly i'm chicken, and it's getting pretty dark pretty quickly. it's funny that i ride every a.m. in the dark, but the evening dark brings more cars on the road and random pissy pod people.
following are some pics from Iroquois Park, the Olmstead "Forest" park of the big 3. i really like the tall-grass meadow they've put in up on the top. there are some neat mown paths which i intend to inspect more at a future date. if i ever have the good fortune to own a "farm", as my parents did before they divorced ("farm" being a plot of land and not a working crop/livestock farm), i'm going to have just that, a tall-grass meadow with lots of grasses and wildflowers, diversity and mown paths. it would be great.
As stated, this is the meadow.
A gravel path leading along a watering pond and to a picnic/viewing shelter.
The Trek 400 Elance with 30C tires, rear post rack, a couple lights, and a very comfy old Specialized saddle (circa '86. must be heirloom Specialized variety).
The 'Ville from the north lookout. You can barely see Churchill Downs as a white building more in the foreground. Home of the most exciting 2 minutes in sports, you know.
This is Bellgravia Court, one of the more well-known streets in town. It's full of restored Victorian "Painted Ladies". Lots of alternative and boheme types living down here. It's an early neighborhood, so it's quite close to downtown.
Don't see many of these, gas-fired streetlamps.
I happen to run across this on the way home, the starting gate at the track.