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

Yesterday we pedaled the hills… and yes, some were “horrible.”
But it was still a good day of riding with my friends in southern Wisconsin.

Special thanks to my new friend Maggie who reminded me that his was a “ride” and not a “race.” And that’s when I remembered to slow down, relax and play more along the way…. stopping for cool barns, rocks, goats, lemonade stands and for the first time… rhubarb water?!!! Yum.

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Breezy, but beautiful. Another wonderful bike ride along the lakefront…
with some beaches that are still flooded, and the lifeguard chairs back in place
for the summer season!

 

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Another cloudy morning bike ride without much chance for that beautiful sunrise…
but wait… there’s a small gap in the clouds… almost… almost…
and THERE IT IS!!!… and then it’s gone!

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Another cloudy morning with a bit of a wind coming in from the west.
Watching flags fly as the sunrise tries its best to make it through the clouds
at the east end of Navy Pier.

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Finally a morning without rain… sadly, almost without a sunrise too.
Cloudy, gray & breezy… with some beautifully flooded beaches along the way!

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After a long weekend in Schaumburg “trapped” in my art fair booth, it sure felt good to get out on my bike again this morning. We had surprisingly great weather for the art fair, and it continued this morning… but it sounds like the storm is headed towards us later today. So enjoy it while you can, right?!!!

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A short morning ride with a beautifully dramatic sunrise… cloudy… breezy… and then the rain came in cutting my ride short with a few miles to pedal home in the rain!

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Lots of clouds for a very dramatic bike ride this morning.
Mostly clouds. Mostly wind. Mostly gray

Yet with a sudden splash of color… that lasted but a few minutes!

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So cloudy this morning without much chance for a real sunrise! The wind was strong, the waves were crashing & parts of the trail were already closed!!! But it was fighting the headwind all the way home that was the real challenge!

And then I turned around to head home… and into the wind… and yes, that flag is flying SIDEWAYS!!!

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What a difference a day makes…
same harbor without the low-flying clouds.
Just plenty of clear blue skies and a blazing orange sunrise!

 

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