My bike for this part of the day was one that is ordinarily my stay-at-work office bike, but it ended up at home for some regular maintenance. It's a single-speed utility bike, hybridized from the frame of a vintage mountain bike of the lugged steel era and the components of a modern cruiser, coaxed into cooperation through the aid of a Surly Singleator.
|Reconfigured 1988 Panasonic MC 4500, in nice and big 22" size.|
Early in the morning on Dec. 21st I had seen the rusty glow of the lunar eclipse, but a subsequent appearance of the moon about 15 hours later was spectacular in its own right. In the evening on the way to the BikeDenver Winter Solstice Ride I observed the moonrise over the Denver Zoo. The photo below poorly portrays what I saw. In actuality, the subtlety of streaks of creamy gold clouds washing over the moon reminded me of the hues of the sublime Stranahan's Whiskey Brickle ice cream, my new and possibly permanent favorite flavor of all time.
|This was the best the zoom on my camera could do.|
|Solstice riders taking a look-see at Union Station.|
|The flash shows the reflective effect of the license plate fenders on the Titan 1/2 Trac.|
|For comparison, this is the same shot without a flash. The illuminated City and County Building is visible in the background.|