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

Okay, so not so much a “sunrise” bike ride… as a beautifully cloudy morning along the lake. Either way, always the best way to start my day… now bring on the PUMPKIN PIE!!!

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Categories: bike, sunrise

With morning temps in the low 40′s, it felt oddly warm as the clouds blew through the City. It was an interesting race of clouds versus sun… wondering how it was going to play out as the sunrise tried its best to break through. And boy, did it!!!

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Categories: bike, sunrise

Another chilly morning with strong headwinds for the first half of my ride. Lots of clouds blowing through without much chance of an actual sunrise. You can almost see how cold it is in the photos!

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Categories: bike, sunrise

Sure, I’ve been incredibly BUSY!!!
But never too busy to squeeze in another beautiful morning sunrise ride.
Sure it was a bit chilly, and even more windy, but that sliver of sun was pretty sweet
against the dark clouded sky.

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Categories: bike, nature, seasons

Leaves are changing. Leaves are falling.
My favorite month is all too quickly coming to an end.

Categories: bike, sunrise

After a long day of soda-firing yesterday, it felt great to be out on my bike for a crisp & chilly sunrise ride this morning. More layers, wool socks & gloves and you’re ready to go!

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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…