Perfect ending to a very long day.


My day started at 3:30 a.m. I was asked to do the extra early start at work today. I’m not a morning person. Three-thirty I don’t even consider morning. That’s the middle of the night as far as I’m concerned. Here’s the flip-side. I finished work at 11:30 and was home before noon. AND, it was a gorgeous day. I napped and accomplished a few things around the house.

Around 7-ish in the evening I started to get a second wind. The dew point and temperatures were dropping, and the air was still. Frankly, it was a perfect evening. I felt a need to get out for another evening bike ride. The Brompton has become my favorite grab and go bike for these summer evenings jaunts around my neighborhood.

Def: Jaunt  :to make a usually short journey for pleasure.

The short, new section of the Cross Town Trail.

I had no route planned when I left the house. I ended up down by the St. Louis River on the Western Waterfront Trail. The Brompton made a suitable trail bike a a few miles of hard pack trail.

Western Waterfront Trail.

My timing was not intentional, but I arrived down by the river as the sun set for the day. It had already dropped over the hillside to the west, but I was there for the official sunset at 7:50 p.m.

With few clouds and low humidity, the sunset was not particularly colorful.

I experienced the “Blue moment”, that time of day moments before last light where everything turns a shade of blue before slowly fading to black. I rode home in the dark. Thankfully the Brompton has front and rear hub generator powered lights.


It really was the most pleasant of endings for a very long day. I shall sleep good tonight.

My route for the evening.


3 thoughts on “Perfect ending to a very long day.

  1. bribikes August 31, 2016 / 8:48 am

    Love those sunset photos! Whenever you post about your Brompton, I always feel a bit of a temptation to get one myself. But I think there are a few bikes that I should buy before I get a folding bike….

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    • fourseasoncycling August 31, 2016 / 9:18 am

      The fatbike would have to be higher on the list. As much as I love my folder, my Pugsley provides the most smiles per mile of all my bikes. 😉

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  2. Gail Rehbein September 1, 2016 / 6:43 pm

    This ride looks sooo beautiful! Your photos capture it really nicely. I’ve only ridden a Brompton once and it was very enjoyable – perfect for the breezy evening ride.

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