Friday, October 22, 2010

Full Moon and Starlit Sky

Today's commute was one of those rides that felt extra nice.  It did require some extra clothing to keep the 45F temperatures at bay.  Three light layers, a gator, stocking cap and gloves did the trick.  It's not yet long john weather, but that's not far off either. Riding the MUP toward a full Harvest Moon at 5:30, under a bright star filled sky, brings a smile and warm feeling. 

There was a knife murder outside the front door of the shelter on Wednesday night during a break in the AA meeting held there.  The word is that a 20 something guy who had just finished his sentence in the county lock up heard that his ex was at the meeting with another guy.  Ironically the father of the accused is doing life for murder in the State Penitentiary.

The new breakfast program, which just finished it's 4th week, is now serving breakfast to over 100 people a day.  Set up begins at 5:45 every morning and it's the bike commute that is the motivation for the 5AM wake up. A cafe style breakfast is served from 6:45 to 8:00 daily.  Pancakes, French Toast, sausage and eggs to order, offer the clients a good nourishing breakfast that will help get them through the day with one less thing to worry about.

The brilliance of the colorful leaves is fading.  It's breezy and chilly mostly, but riding around town every day to the shelter and doing errands is still the bee's knees.


  1. I love that even though you're retired, you found a way to have a bike commute again. My commutes lately have been wonderful, too. I love the chilly air and the fall sights and smells. Glad you're still getting out there, even better that you are helping others at the same time.

  2. Jeez. Serious stuff. Never bring a bike to a knife fight, or something like that. Saw that full moon last night while picking up my late night burrito. Still can’t figure out why it looks so small when it’s high in the sky and so big on the horizon. Now I want pancakes.

  3. I expected Ichabod Crane to come riding down the road.