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

While I enjoyed walking & wandering through Frankfurt… I keep getting reminded that I would rather have MY BIKE!!! I could get further faster… crossing bridges, touring parks and seeing a LOT more if only I had my bike!!! Sadly, it wouldn’t fit in the overhead bin on the plane!

Categories: bike, sunrise

Another beautiful morning. Nothing but clear skies… and a couple contrails.
Looks like it’s going to be another beautiful day!!!
Supposed to be an unseasonably warm one!!!

Save

Categories: bike, sunrise

Sure, the sunrise was pretty. Sure our weather has been a bit warmer than normal.
But that doesn’t mean that we don’t have a little snow here & there!
I mean, it’s “officially” Winter, right?!

You’re so used to seeing my bike in silhouette…
well here’s what it looks like during the daylight hours.
Loving the snow & shadows combo!!!

Categories: bike, sunrise

It’s been a wonderfully crazy holiday season… so many festivities, so much fun… and now it’s time to try and get back into a “regular” routine… and what better way than with a sunrise bike ride??? Bring It On 2019!!!

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

So I finally got to ride over the newly-opened Navy Pier Fly-Over this morning! It’s a little steeper than I expected, with a goofy sharp turn at the still-unfinished south end just past Grand Avenue. I was emboldened by the ease of the Fly-Over… so I continued a lot further south than normal this morning.

Maybe a bad idea as my fingers & toes were FREEZING when I got home!!!
Still a bit stiff & tingling… but getting better as I type!

Categories: bike, sunrise, weather

FREEZING COLD!!!… and yet another strikingly beautiful morning! Another wonderful gift from Mother Nature. It wasn’t until I got home “freezing cold” that I realized the temperature was actually well-below the freezing point!!! Not enough layers for that!!!

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

Another beautiful morning along the Lakefront…
albeit a bit cloudy & chilly. Downright frozen in some spots.
Luckily the streets and bike trail were all dry & clear… safe pedaling!!!

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

Loving that we’re less than a week till Christmas.. and I’m still pedaling morning sunrises with no SNOW!!! I’m sure this “gift” from Mother Nature is bound to end at some point… but until thenPEDAL ON!!!

Categories: bike, sunrise, weather

What better way to start MUD & METAL Day Two than with a pre-show bike ride
along the Lake?! Amazing amounts of fog & frost abound… probably not the safest time
to be riding in the dark, but it sure what gorgeous!!! And when the sun finally made
its way through…. it got even gorgeous-ER!!!

Save

Categories: bike, sunrise

After a stretch of below-freezing mornings, today felt a bit warmer… albeit WINDY-ER!!! Not much of a sunrise to speak of, but it still felt great to be outside playing along the lakefront. At least until the final surprise… drizzling rain for the final mile!!! Great. Just great.