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midnight melon mounter
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I commute on my old blue Gunnar. It's my favorite bike. It makes an obscene creaking noise and I was working on it after work Monday. It was still up on the stand Tuesday morning.



I shower and shave before I leave, then tidy up at work. I still smell like soap and water at this point in the ride, just a few blocks from home in Evanston.



My niece plays here -



My wife and I went to high school here -



I used to wait for the bus after high school on this corner -



Crossing the canal, leaving Evanston.



The highest point on my ride. I cross from Great Lakes drainage basin to Mississippi basin as I go over this small ridge.



Morton Grove has a forward thinking city council.



The City of Niles is a miserable dystopia.



Leaving Niles, the trees start to look like they weren't planted by the Parks Dept.



If this shoulder didn't die, I could take a direct route and scrub almost 4 miles from my commute.



I have to detour quite a ways North, then double back. Fortunately, this is the detour...





I take a nature break...



The forest opens up a little.



The forest is behind me. I pass these tracks and I'm almost there.

 

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Bacon!
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Great post. . .

I sure didn't have a playground like that when I was a kid. . .lucky kid!
 

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Shirtcocker
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Alex-in-Evanston said:
I hear that. I just snapped this shot of Jackson, thinking hard about attacking my crotchal region.

I got a pair of those Mandals...they give me a wicked blister right where that plastic buckle is near the ankle.
 
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