What a beautiful Day! Jen called to tell me that even though we have nothing officially scheduled she wanted to do a ride tonight in honor of one of her oldest friends who was in town from Kansas city. Welcome Michelle! Meeting down at MCB Jen had a chance to catch up with one of her earliest childhood friends where as I unexpectedly found myself being interviewed for a proposed documentary film on what we were doing out at Palmer Park? All I could ask is what this fellow’s intent was? He was shocked to learn that the proposed urban Farm was set upon Rudolph Steiner’s Bio-Dynamic farming principals. You never know who or what you will meet or find when you head on in and out for one of our bike rides. Seeing the ‘Good-ness’ of Jens elementary school friend reminded my I really fell in love with my wife. A good heart is truly inspirational!
With lighting streaking up the sky we took off on a simple run down to the river walk and onto Andrews. There was absolutely NOBODY on the river walk. Only us, the wind and the silence of the lazy Detroit river gently flowing by. In the miles that ensued emptiness and peace is what we all experienced. Stopping at Andrews as our turn around spot once again our Big Ole Burly Man bar keep was singing ‘Air-Supply’s’ All out of Love, all I could do is smile and smile as he and his friends were having a Dart throwing competition.
We started to head back and thought a sprint of the Dequindre cut was in order for our out of town guess. She asked why this was the only rail to trail conversion? Wow what a good question? From there we snaked through Eastern Market as we made our way back to MCB, fond-fair-thee-wells ensued and with a quick hug we were on our way back home to our sleeping children.
Bike Detroit! J. Meyers, Bike Explorer