On my way from Andersonville to Evanston, I get to see one of my favorite local artist's mural.
It always makes me happy to see it in person. So, I wanted to ask everyone, what's their favorite thing to see when commuting?
Mine is more of a smell than a sight, between Gonnella Baking and Blommer Chocolate I always arrive at work hungry.
Not just to you, James, but OMIGOD I love passing restaurants when biking. In one trip, I smelled: smoked meat, freshly baked bread, smoked bacon, cookies, pastries, and then even more smoked meat. *drool*
Also, biking by Half Acre Brewery when they're brewing is awesome. If you like the smell of wort that is.
James BlackHeron said:
I'm an ogler. I like to look at the bikes people are riding. I suppose a lot of folks think I'm looking at their butts -but it's their hardware I'm eyeing as I pass -not the software.
Beyond the scenery on my routes I also like the smellery. I always perk up when I go by a chocolate factory -and a good restaurant/street vendor or backyard cookout that smells delicious as I ride by.
My favorite thing is noticing something for the first time even though you may have ridden past it a hundred times before.
Wrigleyville and Viagra Triangle. So much cheese oozing from those places.
I love seeing the little kids... The ones that look at you and smile! Especially the ones that are like 'Oh! Look at that bike!'. *I love when my kid 'checks out' someones bike! It makes me giggle!* I even love to see the screaming babies in the strolling! (I am afraid I will be reported as some kid of creepier because I am always smiling and waving.) I love the noise of kids on playgrounds, laughing, or playing. Silly things kids do always put me in a better mood...
There is so many things you miss while you are in a car: the sights, sounds, and smells! Of course, We all know this! That's why we ride!
I always love rounding Shedd Aquarium in the morning and seeing the cityscape laid out before me. I just love that shot of the city.
Sunrise from Cemetery Curve on Sheridan at the Evanston/Chicago border.
The smell of trees in bloom.
Lake Michigan when it's sparkling.
I like to ride through Wrigleyville at night and high-five the bro's.
That must be Chicago's most photographed/filmed bridge. more than once a week, I see a photographer either shooting models or a wedding.
I do like riding over that bridge.