Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Suspension Bridge Revisited

Lately I've spent a lot of time riding to, across and around Roebling Suspension Bridge, which spans the Ohio River between Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky. It's getting new paint this summer, and already workmen have installed new catwalks, safety nets, and rigging for a coccoon which will protect the entire structure from the elements, and vice-versa. Here are a few photos I took last week-end... the bridge closed to traffic at 9:00 PM Friday, so I had the entire structure to myself that night.

Monday, March 22, 2010


(Like so much of my poetry, this piece seemed to appear from out of nowhere, as if my sub-conscious composed it, then spit it out into my conscious brain for approval. I was in the middle of a long, hilly ride when this one popped out of the blue... or violet-gray. It sums up the last few months quite nicely.)

Once again the day turns violet-gray.
Wind's damp chill reminds the spring that
Winter has not gone far,
But lingers in a thousand memories...

Soft laughter by the fire.
Holding close and stepping, together, onto the ice.
A cold nose brushing across my cheek.
Your eyes, so brilliant against the snow.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Stewart Street Bridge, Dayton, OH

The new color-changing Stewart Street Bridge in Dayton, Ohio. Colors change at different rates, somtimes fading and sometimes fast switching. I'll try to get another series of pics next time I ride up that way at night.