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

Here’s a question…
If I never really ramped UP my training, do I still get to taper DOWN?!

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Categories: bike, sunrise

As the sunrise continues to get later & later in the morning, my ride just seems to be getting darker & darker. More time riding in the darkness with some color finally showing towards the end of my ride. Today it was sun versus clouds blowing in. Guess who won.

 

Categories: bike, sunrise

Another unseasonable perfect sunrise bike ride with a full range of colors!!! Loving this “extension of Summer”… for the rain moves in tonight and the temps are expected to fall back to “normal” Fall weather.

 

Categories: bike, sunrise

So not every sunrise is stellar. Some are just too cloudy. But when you’re riding the first fifteen miles or so in complete darkness, you don’t really notice how cloudy it is!!!

And then this happened…

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

Hard to believe it is already October?! How did that happen so fast? I still like to “think” that it’s Summer… but the cold weather & strong winds definitely say Fall.

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

A windy morning provided some gusty fun along the lakefront. Waves were crashing up over the shoreline. Wind whipping every which way. Seemed like it was “always” A headwind!!! But still, a beautiful ride with some nice photo-ops down on Chicago’s Navy Pier.

My chariot awaits…. ready for a very windy ride home with the flags flying horizintally!

Categories: bike, sunrise

Looks like it’s “Our Runway Day” with so many inbound flights to O’Hare lined up this morning.

Categories: bike, sunrise

With the kick-off of Fall, my morning sunrise bike rides have become more cloudy & moody.
Wisps of colorful clouds working their way through the darkness.

 

Categories: bike, sunrise

Dramatic clouds to kick-off the morning. With great potential for some stunning sunrise colors to come… and there was no disappointment. Mother Nature pulled out a great one this morning!

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Categories: bike, sunrise

After two full days of standing around working at the art fair, it felt GREAT to be back in the saddle this morning. The sunrise started slow, but sure ended with a bang!!!