One of those perfect days for riding a bike.

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Bike.

There are a few days every year which seem about perfect. It happens most often in the late Spring or early Fall. Today was one of those days. Weather has a lot to do with making a day perfect. Maybe today seemed extra perfect because yesterday was far from it. It was rainy, foggy, and windy. The temp clawed it’s way to only 51F/11C degrees and stalled there. Today started out looking the same. It was 47F/8C degrees with dense fog on my way to work. But then the fog started to lift and break up. By 2:30 pm, when I got off work, it was cloudless with a crisp blue sky, a light wind coming off the very cold Lake Superior, and 71F/22C degrees. I rushed home, turned around and went back out for a leisurely ride. I tried to soak up as much of the bright sunshine as I could. It seemed so incredibly bright today. Perhaps it felt that way because yesterday was so dark and rainy.

It’s hard to put it all in words. So I’ll share the pictures I took and the route: //ridewithgps.com/trips/9493887/embed

The route included rail trail, gravel,  paved roads, two fairly big climbs….and all was within the city limits of Duluth.

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Green.
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Lupines.
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Abandoned Mission Creek Parkway.
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Bike.
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St. Louis River and Wisconsin on the other side.
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Views.
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Gravel.
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Old (recently refurbished) stone arch bridge over Stewart Creek.
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Last big climb of the day.

I normally shoot all my pictures with an old Canon Elph pocket camera. Today I took all the pictures you see here with my iPhone. I haven’t taken many pictures with the smartphone. This was the first ride I shot entirely with the phone. I kinda like the way they turned out. Again…..perhaps it was the perfect day.

 

2 thoughts on “One of those perfect days for riding a bike.

  1. wildknits June 17, 2016 / 6:27 am

    I love that route! Did something similar (but in reverse) a couple of weeks ago on another rare perfect day for riding.

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  2. Pondero June 17, 2016 / 11:36 am

    Ahh…those rougher, narrower roads remind me of places I seek out to avoid noisier, high-speed traffic. Nice photos, and good inspiration for my planned overnighter tonight. Thanks.

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