Mon 11.23.2015 17mStarted riding at the Bastille, in 35F which made today the first day of the season wearing my buff, which is a thin woolen tube worn around the neck.
I was surprised to see a Postal Service truck on the trail, and even more surprised when I watched them deliver mail to a mailbox at the Dockmaster's house by the koi pond. Neither rain nor snow nor bike trail.. I guess.
Today's mission, besides enjoying the glorious cold sunshine, was to take pictures of new bike racks in the Cultural District for my work-in-progress Page of Bike Rack Sculptures. I really liked this one:
Down by 10th, I was happy to see this rig curbside. This is not your old-school Pittsburgh bike; it makes me think Times Are Changing.
This sign on the Penn Ave bike lane had me flummoxed; there was no evident reason for the bike lane to be closed. Turns out, they meant to say Cars Do Not Enter. I can't quibble too much with an effort to keep me from getting killed.
After the ride I went Southside for coffee at BigDog. The 20% coupon at REI expires today so I stopped by to cruise the multi-tool horn-of-plenty, replacing the one I lost in my big bike snafu last week.
I did notice a few new tents along the SouthSide trail set up as homeless camps. It's a cold time to be sleeping rough.