Bicycled into today to do some errands for . I've done this ride before (more or less) on my gravel bike using back roads and offroad, but this was the first time I'd done it by main roads. I'm definitely looking forward to the Silver Comet/Beltline connector trail being done, it will be way less scary to do once I never have to go on the road at all.

What's your favorite place to read, work, or study in the library? Mine is this Window (which unfortunately overlooks a construction site at the moment, but the view will be back soon enough):

It takes up a little bit more wall space than I wanted, but this old hitch mount bike rack someone was throwing out works great as extra bike storage:

That's odd, libertarian bro's keep saying libraries are just about books and can go away now that Amazon can just bring you books in 2 hours. Wonder what all these posters are doing here 🤷

Here is a picture of a good boy from the botanical gardens:

The total distance came out to be 27.89 km (17.33 mi) with a total moving time of 1:33:06 and a total time of 2:42:26. My max speed was 58 kph (36 mph) and the average moving speed was 18 kph (11 mph).

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After a while we came out on a road ~5 km from my house, so as everyone else turned to head back I decided to just ride home; my bike got a good hose down once I made it back!

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A little further on we abandoned our bikes and hopped over some rocks under a bridge to a nice open area near some abandoned train tracks to eat.

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A ways in we stopped at a Circle K to pick up some gas station chicken for a picknick. We had long since veered off the beltline proper though and cut through the woods. We got into a tiny bit of mud.

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The various bridges and tunnels on the BeltLine trail are all painted with excellent murals done by local artists, and we passed by some of them.

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Afterwards it was just a short jaunt along the BeltLine to the starting position where we hung out and had a drink or two while we waited for everyone to show up.

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Then I transferred to the train. Art Center Station, serving Midtown, has some lovely carved murals on the walls that I don't know enough about.

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Although, I just realized that having two library systems means separate max book limits so I can check out more stuff at once.

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This gas station operator is very unhappy with the system.

I just realized that I never posted the follow up to my post asking what motorcycle I should get; I ended up going with the CB1100 because the price and timing were right!

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