|Smile from the trail.|
In any case, I have maintained my consecutive days of riding, which total 215 as of today. What may have been a bit of a challenge to continue early on has considerable momentum now, and even a family road trip coming up soon doesn't hold much threat to breaking my streak. Daily rides for transportation and daily rides to keep either kids or dog happy contribute to the mass of the spinning flywheel.
A few nights ago, we came upon a fire burning near the dirt trails in our neighborhood park. Julie saw a few teenage boys running from the direction of the flames, but I was too concentrated on the flames themselves and whether anyone had yet called the fire department to notice them. Within minutes, the flames were more than ten feet tall and the area was crackling.
|Julie rode to the site of the fire to see if anyone needed help.|
|Several people at the park called fire and police, and trucks arrived within a few minutes.|
|Poor quality phone cam doesn't show a lot, but much of the underbrush here was turned to ash.|
|The trees in the fire area appear mostly unchanged.|
|The Dummy makes a good seat or picnic table, or provides a little shade during outdoor events.|
|The low evening sun and a backdrop of threatening clouds makes for some great imagery that I am just barely capable of capturing.|
Yesterday, I was among a small group who took a B-cycle ride with Mayor Hancock of Denver. The purpose was to observe some infrastructural improvements in a couple of neighborhoods, as well as to see where there are shortcomings in the network. From an advocacy standpoint, it is encouraging to see bicycling issues taking a higher profile than they have in the past, though I have enough experience to know that improvements are hard won and take a lot of time and effort.
|Mayor Hancock on the left, as Phil of Denver B-cycle leads the way.|
|After the ride and on the way to the office, I spotted a derelict and partially stripped Fisher Advance, predating the Trek buyout, circa 1990. It's always sad to see a nice old steel bike go out like this.|