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Categories: bike, sunrise

Crisp & clear with a LOT of wind blowing in from the Lake.
And with that wind comes a lot of waves crashing along the shoreline.
Okay, so I “may” have gotten splashed a couple times… but it was well worth it.

 

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Categories: bike, sunrise, weather

More clouds than sun this morning… more wind too!!! Most would have rolled over & gone back to sleep. But they would have missed the cool waves crashing all around… including up & over the bike trail at the S-curve of Lake Shore Drive. And yes, for the record, I pedaled through and my shoes got soaked. It’s just water, right???

Categories: bike, Chicago, sculpture, sunrise

A warm & humid start to the day, with layered clouds brightening the sky…
and a beautiful ride down to the South Side and back.

And a fun, sunrise-watching sculpture on the South Side by Tom Friedman.

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Categories: bike, sunrise

With a ton of clouds this morning, we had a very dramatic sunrise sky show. It was warm & sweaty, but well worth it when the entire spectrum of sunrise colors evolved through the morning.

 

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Categories: bike, sunrise

Sure, it may have been pouring rain this morning…
but yesterday was pretty darn stunning with reflections all around.

Today, not so much.

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Categories: bike, sunrise

After the weekend rain passed through, the lake was “fuller” than normal.
A couple beaches were flooded… and even some construction fencing had been wiped out
by the waves! Not a great sunrise, but a fun sky show with all of the clouds!

Just as  a point of reference… this is usually a beach, and NOT a pond!!!

And this is the lake… fuller & choppier than normal!

Sure, clouded over…not much of a sunrise. Only a sliver. I thought we were done.

And then THIS happened… back at the start…
back at the flooded “pond” with a boardwalk that no goes nowhere!

 

 

Categories: bike, sunrise

Dramatic sky show this morning with lots of clouds blowing through
and waves crashing all around. Big clouds, big colors… BIG FUN!!!

And yes, this is the “scaled-down” edited collection of photos from this morning.
After the ride, I downloaded the photos from my camera and was kind of surprised when I found out that I had taken 137 photos this morning!!! You know how hard it is to edit down that far?!!! It was killing me… each sunrise shot better than the next! I’m pretty proud of myself for getting it down this far.

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Categories: bike, sunrise

Early morning sunrise from the South Side. An oversized rusty “weathervane” sculpture silhouette by Mark di Suvero.

Categories: bike, sunrise

Lots of clouds on a warm & muggy Thursday morning. After yesterday’s rains, it felt great to get back out on the bike for another sunrise bike ride along the lakefront.

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Categories: bike, sunrise

You know, some mornings the sun & clouds don’t quite work together. A few too many low-lying clouds, not quite enough sun. Not quite the spectacular sunrise I’m always looking forward to. Just kind of blah… but still better than a sharp stick in the eye, right?!

 

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