I rode out to Lawrenceville and on the North Shore, passed a couple getting what I figured was a "We're getting engaged and smooching in front of this spectacular city skyline" photo shoot. I zipped passed, hoping not to interrupt the shot, (sadly, I think I did) and the photographer called out to me (oh jeez, I've really done it now!) "Hey, Colleen!"
Wha!? He knows me? It was NoahP! I turned back briefly, said hello and went on my way.
Stopped at the Dero repair stand at BikePGH! for some air in my tires and walked over to Crazy Mocha for a bathroom and refill of some Brown Gold.
|Dancing goats at Crazy Mocha.|
My ultimate mission today was to find some bulk organic popping corn and I was meandering towards the East End Co-Op for some. I had prepared and brought containers for it. I discovered that Marty's Market in the Strip removed their bulk foods section, which was distressing. I'd have to go to Whole Foods or the Co-Op.
I found it a greater challenge to get out to the Co-Op and decided to go there. I'd not been out that far on my own; on group rides, yes... but doing it by myself would be a challenge to not make a wrong turn and get lost.
I cut through the cemetery and as I entered I knew it would be glorious with the changing leaves. It didn't disappoint.
The blue skies and vibrant leaves made a nice contrasting background for the white granite of the mausoleum.
|I've been seeing "VOTE!" scarves all over the city. I found this one in Homewood|
|Popcorn objective: achieved!|
I stopped at Target and actually found a bike rack there. It was buried in the shopping carts.
Again, I'm finding myself in the midst of football tailgating mayhem.
I decided to take the RiverWalk instead of the streets this time, but they're partying ON THE TRAIL?
How is this permitted? I had to squeeze through a line of people getting fixins for their burgers and hot dogs!
Ding! Ding! DING! DING!
|I was half tempted to cut in line and grab a burger as I zipped passed.|
35 miles and I didn't get lost once!