Monday, May 28, 2007

Weekend in Jasper

I spent the weekend in Jasper, IN, and I was able to get a couple of rides in.

Right at the beginning of Saturday's ride, I found a Jasper High School diploma laying the street about six blocks from the site of the previous night's graduation ceremony. Apparently, Meredeth Marie Allen was pretty happy to be out of school, and gave the sheepskin a celebratory toss out of the window of her boyfriend's F150 pickup. I'm guessing she partied pretty hard that night. I left the diploma next to a mailbox on St. Charles Street.

Jasper Riverwalk
Jasper Riverwalk

Jett would like this wooden bridge over a splashing creek on the Jasper Riverwalk.

Jasper Riverwalk
Jasper Riverwalk

Other than the riverwalk, I only saw one other path intended for cyclists, and I found no painted bike lanes. Regardless, Jasper seems to be a very bike-friendly city. Drivers were courteous and patient and the streets and roads were in better than average shape. If it weren't for all of the hills, I could enjoy riding there every day.

Rolling Fields of Wheat
Rolling Hills of Wheat

I won't attempt to describe my routes in detail, but I will try to list some of the streets and roads I used.

Saturday

St Charles, 100S, Newton, Brucke Strasse, Riverwalk, 15th, downtown
Miles Ridden: 10.7

Sunday

St Charles, Portersville, 675N, 500W, 600N, 425W, 400N
Miles Ridden: 17.2

Numbers Game
Quite an Intersection

From this intersection, I could see the water tower in Ireland and hear the church bells.

3 Comments:

Blogger Daniel B. said...

Wow! Cool pictures... so green!

7:53 PM  
Blogger Jett said...

Dan, you are so right.

I would hear the water spalshing under the bridge, and then stop and turn around and this would be what I see.

But then, we've had so little rain that perhaps my mind plays tricks on me and the splashing water and the moist green is only an illusion. Whatever the yearning of my mind, your image is making it real for me.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Apertome said...

Great photos! I have never been to Jasper, I'll make sure to stop there if I'm ever in the area.

10:02 AM  

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