sunrise – cycling

At 6:00 am, the train station is desolate. The streets to the train station are empty and the air is cool. We were soon to be off on the train to downtown Chicago and from there ride our bicycles up along the lake and paths the 120 miles to Milwaukee.

Naperville-station, as isolated as if the zombie apocalypse was upon us

Naperville-station, as isolated as if the zombie apocalypse was upon us

Dawn rises along the tracks and soon enough the ride begins.

sunrise along the tracks

sunrise along the tracks

Every ride is full of wonders, like the scent of chocolate baking along the streets of downtown, or the sea of spandex when our path merged with a woman’s 1/2 marathon. It’s a chance to find mom/pop restaurants like the Mexican place in Evanston where you can get corn meal pancakes and the restaurant is so small that you have to walk through the tiny kitchen and ask the dishwasher move to get into the tiny restroom.

corn meal pancakes - like a corn muffin you can put syrup on - what's not to like ?

corn meal pancakes – like a corn muffin you can put syrup on – what’s not to like ?

Hope you ride your bike to new places and find adventures of your own.

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11 Comments on “sunrise – cycling”

  1. Chatty Owl says:

    That early morning calmness… Its the best! So are the pancakes to be honest:)

    • billgncs says:

      yes – there’s that moment in the morning that gives us clarity
      and pancakes…. I think every culture has a pancake of sorts which tells one something šŸ™‚

  2. Clanmother says:

    Corn meal pancakes – my favourite! šŸ™‚

  3. Resa says:

    120 miles? Jan,too? 6 am and it’s not work?
    I smell passion! šŸ˜‰

  4. Love that pic of the bike leaning on the wall – glad you had fun Bill!
    Diana xo

    Wait. You rode 120 miles to Milwaukee????


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