Met D at the Smithfield St. Bridge, rode out to see the eagles and were treated to a few loops of the female flying around.
Stopped at the Green Front Inn, Southside, for a meal. The Yelp review said,
Friendly, divey, cheap and delicious. I paid $22.55 plus tip to feed 3 people. A great deal. Nothing fancy here, but you'll get good service and a good meal. Portion sizes were great and everything tasted fantastic.and they are exactly right. Completely different from their open-air next door neighbor, the Green Front Inn had great food, generous portions, reasonable prices; a great dive meal.
Crossed the Hot Metal Bridge, around the Chute, and in Four Mile Run H. showed me something I've passed by a hundred times and never apprehended: a bioswale and permeable sidewalk demo outside the Operating Engineers Local 95 property on Saline Street. (ok: bioswale, Saline Street? can't make that up).
Rode up Junction Hollow, saw a young man taking a bike nap but you really can't take pictures of strangers taking naps - that just seems a bit skeevy-strange. Rode Ellsworth out to East Liberty, where H and I parted ways. Coming back on Penn I saw an updated version of the Spak Brothers Pizza mural up on their wall:
Descended through the Cemetery, across the 40th Street Bridge, ended at Millvale. A very nice ride, with friends I hadn't ridden with before.