While bright oranges, reds and yellows get all the attention in the fall, smooth Chicago blues should not be overlooked. Something about the crisp autumn air makes Lake Michigan seem very still and peaceful, while the early-setting sun casts my long shadow on the empty beaches.
Ah, can you almost feel the fresh air? Riding my bike along the lakefront sure makes city living more enjoyable.
The picture below is the first I took today. When I got home and reviewed all of my pictures together, I noticed a theme. Not only the color blue, but look – the guitarist has a shadow.
Aside from admiring the water and chasing my shadow, I encountered a couple of people on my way home. A guy cycling by me said, “You win best-dressed.” Not that I was trying or that being the best-dressed person on a bicycle is hard, but thanks. :) Skirt suit – purchased three years ago at Target on clearance for $20.
I also ran into John Greenfield, the guy we’ve organized our cocktails rides with in the past. You should definitely check out John’s excellent writing at Vote with Your Feet and his book about drinking and biking from coast to coast, Bars Across America.
What colors, changes and people are you encountering on your rides?