It hadn't snowed here in a while and what snow we did have had been melting a bit each day. Today broke 40 degrees and, yes, I decided to go for a ride. It had been 2 weeks since I thought I was done for the year. I layered up and snapped the bubble shield to my helmet and headed downtown.
I went to Bob's and had a cup of coffee to warm up. The guy behind the counter said I was the first bike of the day. I was the only bike for the time I was there.
Here's a color version:
The roads seemed good and the sun was coming out so I decided to ride around the lakes a bit. I stopped in front of Lake Calhoun for these pics.
Here's the first one in color:
After Lake Calhoun, I did a complete loop around Lake Harriet. While the most of the main roads were dry, the roads around the lakes were wet with melting snow so the bike and I got pretty dirty. I was glad I had the bubble shield.
After my spin around the lakes, I should have just headed home. However, from the road around Lake Harriet, I could see Lakewood Cemetery, where I got a ton of great Halloween pics. It looked great with the light snow cover so I decided to see about getting a few winter pics there. That was a big mistake.
Learn why in part 2...