Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mini Tour de Bluffs

Weather forecast yesterday was for hot and humid. If I wanted to ride, it would need to be in the early morning. There was a ham radio flea market in Red Oak (not planning to attend), so not sure who might show for breakfast.

Anyway, I drove to N. 16th HyVee for my bike ride, breakfast, and groceries. Headed on the Iowa Riverfront Trail before sunrise.

The morning was foggy. Made of some interesting photo opportunities. As the sun came up. I saw what I was looking for in my mirror. Stopped on the trail and took some photos.

Continuing on the trail past the casinos (looks like basically dry under Harrah's) and under I-80. Took a turn to the closed section of the trail - underwater. There is some brush clean-up needed from the other side of the flooded part of the trail. Took it easy on the gravel detour (not excited about riding the road bike on gravel).

The Trails Center was not open so rode past there, to Indian Creek Trail. Up to S 16th Ave and onto the 8th St connector. There was still some fog in the air. great for photos. (Watch for photos on the web site and future calendars).

I arrived back at my car about 8am - just time for breakfast. No one was in the restaurant so grabbed a card and picked up my PowerAde (a special price - 10 quart bottles for $10 plus 5 free with coupon). Before check-out, another ham showed up for coffee. I stopped to have breakfast and conversation.

For the afternoon, I spent lots of time on the computer. Selected photos for the calendar. Then resizing and lettering the calendar pages. Still have to work on the back cover.

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