Observation: Today was a shorter ride in 24-degree weather before heading home to start the holiday season. Really not much art to be seen, and the ride in general was in some nicer parts of the city with even some Christmas decorations here and there. That is one interesting thing you notice from a socioeconomic perspective – how few holiday decorations you see in the city. It makes sense of course that people are going to spend money on life essentials before they spend it on pumpkins, wreaths, lights or an inflatable Grinch. For the ones that do I’m sure there is the fear (and reality) of them being broken or stolen. So even though many people say the holidays have gotten too commercial, it is harder to get into the spirit of things when you see so few reminders around. You just hope the joy of the season is within the walls of the homes and the hearts of the people that live there.
Note: Substitute pic from a previous ride for the featured pic
Distance: 12.69 miles
D-Fact: Detroit’s America’s Thanksgiving Parade shares the title for the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the United States with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, New York