Monday, April 29, 2013

30DOB - Day 29

Is it me or are we having a lot more days with strong winds? It's a little unnerving to ride in traffic and have a huge gust of wind push you to one side or the other. Residential streets are less worrisome except for the branches strewn about. At the risk of jinxing myself I will say I never suffered a flat from a tree branch, but I understand it can happen.
The petals blown from the flowering trees provide a cool The-Last-Samurai-ish look at times. It is perfect....They are all perfect. But we know how that turned out so maybe that's not the best reference to use for cycling. It's a shame the blossoms are ripped away like that leaving the cherry and plum trees to reminisce like former beauty queens.

This was a lucky find.
You don't see many tall bikes in Spokane. I caught this one when I got off work today. Looks like fun.

Okay, what's wrong with this picture?
Yep, it's a car salmon going upstream through traffic. Car salmon are very dangerous. You never want to tackle one head on, especially if you're on a bike.


4 comments:

Charles Hansen said...

Looks like the place my sister got hit head on in January. Where Perry splits to North Center?

Hank Greer said...

Charles,

It's where Perry splits going north to Illinois Avenue.

Charles Hansen said...

The street by the gas station is North Center, Perry is next to the Illinois Tavern one block west, so not sure where Perry ends and North Center starts when heading north after Perry splits, but it is where my sister was hit head on, totaled her Dodge Van.

Hank Greer said...

Sorry to hear that, Charles.