Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Spring is Sprung
By far, today was the finest piece of weather we've had here in over 6 months. By 7am the temp was rising as fast as the sun so the shop doors went up with a haste and the stale, damp concrete took it's first deep breathe of the year. After making a parts run and wrapping a few things for work I grabbed the cruiser for my favorite past time of the City. There is no better way to see this city than on a cruiser. I've ridden all kinds of pedal bikes and nothing holds a candle to the fun of a 24" cruiser. I spent most of the day riding downtown, hopping curbs and kicking cabs, then took it to the lakefront for some heavy people watching. The Bunnies were full tilt with amber lenses, a few adorable pounds of a Midwest winter and endless smiles.
Chicago is such a different animal when the weather breaks and one of the raddest and friendliest cities for sure, you've just gotta brave that winter. But somehow on days like today it all seems worth it. I ran into pals playing hooky at every end of the city today, we'd cut jokes over smokes and hush up at every tight calf that danced on the concrete. Then it was back to strapping on the music box and hitting the streets, destination unknown but bliss in every crank. Welcome back old friend, I'm ready.