Join Date: Jun 2005
Bikes: 1990 Trek 1500; 2006 Gary Fisher Marlin; 2011 Cannondale Synapse Alloy 105; 2012 Catrike Trail
Morning ride on the Monon
I took a short ride on the Monon Trail here on the north side of Indy this morning. It was overcast, but still nice enough I thought I'd take my camera and try for a few pics. The Monon is a former rail line that runs from the Carmel/Westfield area north of town to just north of downtown where it terminates at 10th Street. I took it from 96th near my home to the Broad Ripple area, turning around at about 62nd, for a round trip of about 10 miles. I should have stopped mid-trail for some shots but I was riding well and feeling good, plus there was the usual Saturday AM crowd, and I didn't want to be an impediment to traffic. So most all of these were taken in the Broad Ripple area...
This is the old canal just north of Broad Ripple Avenue. I'm on the trail, looking west:
This is actually off the Monon, on a little side path that runs along the canal:
The sign on this building on the north side of the canal tells you a lot about the Broad Ripple neighborhood "atmosphere:"
This is a townhouse development right next to the trail, immediately south of the Indianapolis Arts Center:
One of the installations on the Arts Center grounds:
The Arts Center is right on the shore of the White River, and this shot is taken from there, looking at the Monon Trail bridge over the river:
The trail has these signposts at most of the trail heads, and at major entry/exit points along the way. This one was at the Arts Center access point:
Back on the trail at the Arts Center, beginning the ride home:
And finally I couldn't resist stopping on the White River bridge for a couple of shots. There was an atypical lull in the traffic:
All in all, a nice short ride before the rain hit.