Mixed Bag

Observation:  While today’s ride didn’t uncover a lot of art, it did provide some interesting moments, some good and some bad.  The worst was watching a man throw what I thought was a log over a high fence, only to realize he was actually throwing his dog over and slinging it just from its collar.  I heard the dog yelp but then saw it run off seemingly fine.  I’m sure that is not the first time that animal got that treatment…nor the last.  On a lighter note, I was approached by a hooker at 8am who I could tell had just woke-up and was coming back from the store with her coffee.  It was comical to me, and I guess some people are just always on duty.  I also ran into a donut shop in a really bad section of town and was happy to see it still surviving in an area where almost no businesses were.  And finally, I had another situation where a church security guard asked me what I was doing, and when I told him he said he would keep an eye on my car for me while I was out riding.  Those moments always make me smile.

Note: Substitute pic from a previous ride for the featured pic

Distance:  43.83 miles

D-Fact:  In September 2012 the world record for the longest hopscotch course was set in Detroit. The course spanned 3.75 miles from Downtown Detroit to Midtown Detroit and was drawn throughout the month of September, but the big event and record-making took place on September 22 as part of the Detroit Design Festival.

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