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Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

After yesterday’s spectacular “surprise” sunrise, this morning was still warm but looked a lot more like Winter. Gray & gloomy before the afternoon sun. The lake may have thawed, but there are still a few “icebergs & glaciers” lingering around the edges.

And yes, sure it was warmer than a normal January day… but methinks some of these folks have taken it a bit too far?! Yes, those are indeed people going for a swim in Lake Michigan this morning. Sure, wetsuits help a bit… but one of them was sleeveless too!!!

Still a few “icebergs” floating around at Belmont Harbor…

And another large “glacier” perched on the pier of the Foster Beach lighthouse. A little “dirty” around the edges because of all the layers of sand from the beach mixed in with the ice & snow.

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Categories: bike, sunrise, weather

Warmer than yesterday with just a few clouds on the horizon. We’re thawed and a lot drier… making it also “safer” for early morning pedaling. So great to squeeze in a sunrise ride in January!!!

With a bit of a wind, this morning was easy, breezy, beautiful…
oh wait, that’s someone else?!!!

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Categories: bike, sunrise

Today was warmer… but still gray, gloomy, rainy & foggy. Not at all pretty. So maybe it’s a great chance for a sunrise flashback to one I never quite had time to post last September.

So here it is… the morning sunrise I’m jonesin’ for now in the middle of Winter!!!
Ahhh, warmer days…

Categories: bike, sunrise

Another chilly morning along the lakefront. Too many low-flying clouds to get a “real” sunrise… but we did get a couple great streaks & splashes along the way!

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Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

Another gray morning along the lake. A nice ride, but always questioning if that “shine” on the bike trail is frozen or just a puddle?! Pedal safe… and now I guess I should consider wrapping a few presents, huh???

Categories: bike, sunrise

With one large cloud blowing in from the north, it was a question
whether we would see a sunrise before the clouds won out.
And indeed we got a beautiful “colored-cloud sky show” just in the nick of time!

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All too soon, the sun was gone…
and it now looks like we may be clouded over for the rest of the day?!

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Another mild day for mid-December as the clouds blew in from the west this morning with a bit of damp-chill in the air. Clear skies quickly gave way to clouded grayness… luckily, the sun got to peek through for a few minutes!!!

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Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

Okay, so this morning was too gray, damp & ugly…
but yesterday’s sunrise was AMAZING!!!

It started out cloudy without much chance for a good sunrise. But all so gradually
the clouds moved out just enough to create a SPECTACULAR SKY SHOW!!!
Great colors, great clouds… and a great precursor to yesterday’s
Mud & Metal Holiday Home Show!

Categories: bike, sunrise

Another chilly bike ride with wind chills down into the single digits this morning. Good thing I have layers!!… and apparently lots of planes headed towards O’Hare?!

And a matter of FOCUS… spokes or sunrise???

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