Ride Night.

18 May, 2019.

It was “ride night.” Taco Tuesday. As the group pedaled out of downtown and into the West Bottoms, the weather was perfect and the skies were absolutely free of clouds of any kind.

Further west, Mother Nature was stirring, and even as we were cycling along on our merry way, conditions were changing on the horizon. We rode through the Bottoms and the West Side neighborhoods, eventually gasping our way up the long, steep climb to the Liberty Memorial, pausing for our traditional photo opp and then heading out once again toward the River Market. It’s one of our standard routes, and gets us back in time for sunset and tacos.

On this ride night, Mother Nature turned performance artist. Rain and thunderstorms loomed and the day ended with dramatic clouds stretching from top to bottom of the view from the downtown bluffs.

This view is what made me pause. I love Ride Night.

Watercolor in small Stillman and Birn sketchbook, 5.5 x 3.5 inches.

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