A very pleasant ride, too with 70 degrees and pure sunshine pouring down from the blue desert sky.
It still seems odd to me to see Christmas trees and other decorations surrounded by palm trees and no snow. I guess a lifetime of northern living stays with you. It was a great day to ride, but another ten degrees would be nicer. 61 degrees can still generate a windchill factor believe it or not. These are iPhone 15 photos, I haven’t got to setting up the new Nikon I picked up yesterday.
Why the heck would anyone apparently steal an electric lawnmower! You never know what you’ll see on my bike rides. Just ahead of this location is a tunnel that goes under Buffalo Road where a guy was sitting down and appeared to be seriously strung out on something. I feel so sorry for him and others like him, I hope they find their way out of the drug life. Weatherwise, it was again the perfect temperature for a 15-mile ride, and no flat tires were had on this ride, yay!
Today I hopped on the bike and did the usual 14-mile ride and unfortunately saw some unpleasant sights. The tunnel has been clean until now, and some fella thinks his ex-girlfriend is a hoe. Why tell me or anyone about this? We don’t care, buddy! 😂 The Angel Detention Basin is getting some much-needed repairs after that monster monsoon storm did its damage a few weeks ago. The yellow wildflowers have such lovely colors, don’t they? The Sony A7C would have captured the flowers better than the iPhone did.
This morning I had to drive way south to Henderson to pick up my bike now that I am back in town, and the front tire has been repaired. I typically avoid the fifteen freeway because of how insanely busy it is but it wasn’t too bad this morning. $54 dollars later and a stop for lunch I’m home. Grocery shopping, anybody?
Aww, isn’t she the cutest! I love this 85-pound walking carpet! Such a sweet girl. And, she’s a great guard dog too with her very alert ears. A “high” temperature of 52 cold degrees is on deck for this area of Michigan today, brr! It will be great to be back in Las Vegas in a few days even though I will have to turn and burn back up here a week or so later. Being a homeowner means responsibilities. And, I must drive down to Henderson to pay for and pick up my bike too. Life is beautiful, isn’t it!
Here is an old photo from 2019 as I am heading for Michigan. Sunshine and 84 degrees are on deck for today and my bike will be picked up around noon today by the company I purchased it from. They will take the bike to the Henderson store to repair the tire since the location nearest me is gone until they find a location for a new store. The greedy building owner doubled the rent!
Dang Nabit! These fat tires are the weak link of this e-Bike, folks. Last year, the rear tire popped, at that time I had inserts put in between the tube and the tire to hopefully stop the tires from popping, but as you can see this thorn is really big and it’s super hard. I had to use pliers to extract the thorn after I got home. That was a solid decision to wait because as soon as that thorn came out, the hiss started. Well, I’m off the road once again, folks! It was a great 15-mile ride though.
On today’s rather cool and short bike ride, I stopped to capture images of this large gathering of ducks, coots, and dozens of those pesky Rock Pigeons. It seems that the birds are also affected by the gray sky just like humans. you know, that blah feeling as in where the hell is the sunshine, man!
I have a few more photos of these birds for later today, I cut the ride short because of feeling sprinkles on my skin and knowing that there are rain showers in the area according to the local radar on my phone. Better dry and warm at home than catching a cold from the cold rain!