It’s one thing to talk about bicycling, but as Edgar A. Guest, BCC’s poet laureate said: I’d rather see a sermon than hear one anyday. I was inspired by mfranti and dan ellsworth to take some pictures this morning of my cycling route, and I’m posting them for your enjoyment. Remember, envy is one of the seven cardinal sins.
That is what the view looks like from my two-wheeled urban assault vehicle every day!
The top picture is where I start, it is just a gravel trail and I usually have it all to myself.
The second picture is the mighty Mississipp, down which colonel Jackson chased the bloody British in 1814. If you look closely, you can see a tug in the distance, pushing barges upriver. As well might man stretch forth his puny arm and stop the Father of Waters in its decreed course as stop me from enjoying this ride.
The last picture is closer to downtown, so here the trail is paved. In the afternoon it is full of walkers, joggers, strollers, bikers, rollerbladers, and skaterz, but at 6:30 in the morning it looks like this. In the distance you can see the tall buildings where yeomen toil daily at the tasks of CPAing, lawyering, and network administering.
I love my commute. there’s no traffic, diesel exhaust, rude gestures, or near misses with aggressive drivers. The only birds I see are great blue herons and snowy egrets, and I see them every day.
If you have pictures from your ride, send them to bmarkb at gmail and we will include them here. (I’m BCC Pictures Editor.)
Green Mormon Architect, whose very fine blog can be found here, sent in these four beautiful pictures of his biking route. Guess where?