Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: bike, sunrise

So this morning was cold.
But not a “damp cold.”
So it was actually quite nice.
So I head out on my bike for another cold morning bike ride along the lakefront.
It was a bit windy… err, let’s say windy… so much so that it was tough to keep my
camera steady at times!
But with a lot of clouds forming out over the lake, I was
expecting big things… and I wasn’t disappointed.

It started out dark with a layer of bright colors along the horizon. And as I pedaled
further, the sky lit up and the lower clouds took on some beautiful shades of pink
while the higher clouds were darker puffs on the blue sky.

As the clouds overtook the sunrise, I figured the sunrise had peaked… and I started home.
Enjoying the tailwind. Enjoying the ride. And then I looked over my shoulder…

Only to find that the sunrise was indeed NOT over.
Instead the sky had lit up with vibrant colors all across the entire sky! Incredible!!!


November 30th, 2010

I think it’s so great that you are biking this late into the year… in Chicago! I live an hour west of Des Moines and I just don’t think I can hack it with 25 degrees and 34mph gusts. Go you! 🙂

November 30th, 2010

Nice Gary!
You are far too dedicated to your morning rides.

November 30th, 2010

dedicated?… addicted?… it’s such a fine line!

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