The tomato basil soup was surprisingly good, generously supplied with sweet tomato chunks and contrasting little spicy tastes and some green leafy things and it was very good, although perhaps a bit lukewarm rather than hot. We rode 4 miles around Cranberry and that sort of exhausted the nearby housing development.
On the way home I stopped at the Bastille to see what conditions were like in the city. The Chateau Trail, from the Bastille to the Casino, was snow covered and not easily ridden so I used Beaver Street to ride down to the Ft. Duquesne Bridge.
The Ft. Duquesne walkway was cleared and dry, so I rode over to Point State Park and took Blvd of the Allies where I saw the cyclist who was photographed in yesterday's newspaper, shown riding with a cigarette casually dangling from his mouth.
Continued to Grant Street and joined the Jail Trail. The northern half-mile of the Jail Trail was quite snowy but south of the Jail itself it was clear and dry and really a pleasure to ride on.
I took the Swinburne St. Trailhead and Second Avenue south to the Glenwood Bridge, and it seemed like the sun had come out and there was a bit of blue-sky time. It made for a very nice ride.
The reverse was much the same. Very few people out on bicycles, those that were out mostly had a goofy grin on their faces. The route from the Ft. Duquesne Bridge back to the Bastille was inelegant and consisted mostly of riding the wrong way on one-way streets, I'll have to plot that out.
It was a nice day to get out and ride a bike.