Wow. Fablulous ride this week. Quite a contrast to the last trip downtown (see the Memorial). Did a test ride with my new tool roll and handlebar bag. Tool roll under the seat bag worked great but my basket gear on the front of the bike prevented me from putting on the handlebar bike bag (so I put the basket on and threw it in there).

Paisley tool bag in progress

The weather was chilly but dry. No wind either. Pretty sweet for November.

The only hitch was the loss of a library card by my husband earlier in the week. The Seattle Library has a fabulous benefit. You can reserve a pass to many of our local museums. We scooped today and have had it on the calendar for a month. I tried to print out our pass and was stymied by the change in card. Fortunately my husband remembered they had emailed him the pass when we reserved it and the day was saved.

The Andrew Wyeth exhibit was inspiring. The artwork was breathtaking and precise. As always my big question was about the unrecognized heroes. Who framed the art? Who selected the frames? The frame is an important piece of the art. Something to ponder and google later.

I forgot to get any photos at the Wyeth exhibit but loved these 2 nature inspired pieces that are also at SAM

We stopped at Henry’s Tavern on the way home. I was delighted by the ease of removing my bike bags for safety and by the beer selection at Henry’s. It was dark when we got out but traffic had eased. There was something magical about riding on this November night. It is like walking in the rain. Very cocooning and cozy.

I wish I had gotten a photo in Occidental Park. They have wrapped the trees with white lights and it is like fairyland. I did catch a shot of downtown framed by the palms and lights at Salty’s. My photo fails to do justice.

Night view from the Alki Bike trail

As the days get shorter, have you tried riding at night? What do you experience? I look forward to reading your night time notes.
Till next week remember to have fun and enjoy the passing seasons.