I haven't ridden in a while, I'm waiting for some parts to arrive from Rivendell so I can fix my ailing Surly. I dusted off the Kona, I haven't ridden it since I bought my Long Haul Trucker. I did some minor maintenance and then reinstalled the cheap plastic fenders that were on the bike when I bought it. It rained most of the day yesterday so I expected lots of puddles along the way. I rode off towards the museum district. When I left the shelter of the trees and houses near my neighborhood I realized that there was a strong north wind making it much colder than I expected. Luckily I had recently bought a wool sweater on clearance at the Eddie Bauer store for $15. The sweater did a great job of keeping me warm.
I arrived at Trinity park and decided to take a detour through the Botanical gardens. I'm glad I did. Strolling throught the falling leaves was very relaxing. I didn't realize that there were so many varieties of flowers that seem to like the cold weather.