|First time out of the garage in 2016. A fast ride on the road bike today.|
It felt warm today. Not spring warm, mind you—it maybe flirted with 40 on this final day of January in 2016, and we are bracing for a big Iowa snowstorm that is expected to arrive right after the caucuses Monday might.
I had not planned a ride, but could not find a couple of books I needed to write quizzes. Still, it looked so nice and sunny, that despite dampness left over from a cold morning drizzle, I got out the road bike. Today was Argent’s first ride of 2016.
And it was nice. After I got to the office, I answered some emails and got a text from home. My daughter had found my books.
Well, time to bike back. It was close to 5—but on this final day of January, 5 is no longer dark night, but rather just as the late afternoon light fades to sunset.
My shadow was long, and I was, for some reason, wanting to photograph it, so I tried a lot. Biking and making pictures are not exactly the most compatible activities, but it all worked out.
|Street near MMU, my shadow is pretty big!|
|My shadow on brown winter grass at Rockwell-Collins. Snow cover is receding, but it will be freshened soon enough!|
|Shadow straight in front as I ride on parking lot.|
I wasn’t the only creature hurrying through the late afternoon, but still enjoying a minor foretaste of warmer weather to come.
|Deer running across grassy area next to Dry Creek. I shot this jut after crossing C Avenue bridge.|