Last weekend, I went to Chicago. This is the view from Nate's rooftop. Pretty great, especially after nine hours of driving.
After a late-night party in Pilsen, Nate & I rode to breakfast at Lula in Logan Square. It was incredible.
Having my own bike along made the long drive well worth it. On Saturday afternoon, Nate & I spent some time in Millennium Park, reading & watching the clouds.
We met up with Dave and rode up the Lakeshore. Dave has a pretty sweet looking ride with a tension disc.
Nate did live visuals for the CAVE show Saturday night. Totally beautiful. Not pictured: my lovely dinner with Rob Sand in Iowa City on the way home.
Fantastic poet and wonderful person Joshua Poteat invited me to add video projection to an art installation he was putting together in Richmond, Virginia, this weekend. Honored to be asked, I submitted a piece that is of sunshine through trees that ends up looking like stars, one that lends itself well to projection. Well, the collaboration ended up taking best in show! I wish I could've been there to see it, but photos will have to suffice.
Beautiful, beautiful weather had me hitting the highways after work. I wanted to get out of town fast, so I hopped on Hwy 77 at Pioneers...
...even though I'd looked at the weather, and that meant a tailwind on the way out. After sailing south on 77, I turned up and rolled through Roca.
I didn't have enough light to hit the rollers, though, so I turned back on 56th & enjoyed the little rolls on Saltillo. It was a great evening for a ride.
Auto-tuning, Obama-speeching, Nacho-riding, vacuum-selling, workshop-teaching, alleycat-racing, farm-touring, Rumbletime-hanging, bike-swapping, party-hosting, and as usual, Sunday-riding.
Heading to Crete to start the documentary project with Brent, a day with some bloviators cut by yummy bruschetta, a bat in my office, omaha & then a nice camping & bike trip with Melissa, all rounded out by a week of great moon viewing.
At 9:30 Sunday morning, after a lovely campfire breakfast, we headed west and then north.
First state line crossing of the day, on a bridge over the Missouri River.
No sir, we are not whimps (wimps?), though the headwind at this point was quite strong.
This massive cat clearly owned the city park in Elk Point, SD. He was prowling after small children.
Second state line crossing, from South Dakota into Iowa. There were loads of casinos at this border.
Back to the good life, quickly, due to heavy traffic.
Delicious Thai-Lao food in South Sioux City, NE.
Fueled by dinner and powered by a tailwind for the first time all day, I finally hopped into the big ring for a bit.
Our shadows were getting long as we returned to Ponca at around 7 PM.
Century completed. Thanks, Melissa!