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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Ides of January

1.15.2014 #214 23 32F
Halfway through January; only ten weeks until the end of March. This winter is almost over.

Started at the Bastille at 1200 with S. Upon examining my bike before the ride, I noticed that I'd lost my rear-view mirror. I didn't realize how much I've come to use it, but I kept looking for it all through the ride.

Crossed the 31st Street Bridge, rode out to Lawrenceville and climbed up through the Allegheny Cemetery. Took Friendship out to East Liberty, then Baum and Shady (which I've never been on before, very nice ride) to Forbes. Stopped in Squirrel Hill at a bike shop but they didn't have the mirror.

Stopped at 61C for a snack. Hot chocolate and latte, cranberry scone and spinach-feta scone, double-yoy.

Departed and rode through Schenley Park. Was passed by a well-qualified pair of cyclists on a recumbent tandem, Mary Shaw and Roy Weil. That was a real treat. That's like driving through London and meeting the Queen and King.

Descended Panther Hollow. Took the Jail Trail and the Ft. Duquesne Bridge, around the Casino, back to the Bastille. 23 miles, half-way through January.

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