Around The Perimeter - Know your bicycle lanesUnlike last Saturday, when I went to meet Jeff at Lindbergh Marta Station, this time around, Jeff came to see me at the Dunwoody Marta Station, which is closer to my current digs. The Dunwoody Marta Station is roughly a mile or so away from my digs and I drove Brahma over there, using a new route that I figured out last week.
here to see pictures of these buildings from an official source.
Tern folder. You can see it all nicely folded, in the picture below. Jeff's Tern is a Link T8.
Beltline Trail - a great resource that promotes active lifestyleAfter we checked out the Perimeter Scenic Route, we headed over to the infamous Beltline Trail. As we got out off at the Civic Center Station, instead of the Midtown Station, where should have gotten off. We were busy talking technology and somehow missed our stop. Oh well :)
Ponce de Leon.
Darshan (दर्शन). Piper is no ordinary cat. He is World Famous and has his own Facebook and Twitter pages.
Piper reminded me of our own Black Kitty, who is also World Famous, in his own world. But, Black Kitty is more down-to-earth and is not a Facebook or Twitter user. Although computers have mice attached to them, he prefers going after the mice found in the wild.
View of Ponce de Leon Avenue from the Beltline Trail. Gorgeous view! I love tree-lined streets.
Close to one end of the Beltline Trail, is the Beltline Bike Shop. This was a very nice shop with lots of vintage bikes. Below is a sampling of what was at this shop.
Peugeot folder. I have seen ones like this before; particularly, in Paris.
On the same bike, textured bolts on the brake assembly.
The same bike. which had the License Tags above, also had another form of identification on it. This one had a Motown association.
Chow Time - Erwin Street Market - A Must See Place
Next up, it was chow time. So, rode down the Beltline Trail to Irwin Street Market in Inman Park. We got our lunch from Bell Street Burritos. In the same strip mall as Bell Street Burritos, there were some other eateries as well.
Bell Street Burritos was exceptional, in my opinion. Excellent recommendation, Jeff! I had a Broccoli Burrito that was to die for. Such a delicious treat.
Inman Park Festival - A Festival of Arts, Crafts and lots of foodAfter lunch, Jeff and I headed over to the Inman Park Festival. Atlanta Bicycle Coalition (ABC) provided free Bicycle Valet service. Thanks, ABC.
So, we simply parked our folders and went around on foot.
Inman Park Festival had a whole bunch of arts and crafts booths; and lots of food and beer. There were all sorts of booths containing woven articles and paintings, to hats and other nick-nacks. Of particular interest to me were the hats. There were at least 3-5 hat sellers at the festival.
Here is a link to the same.
Piedmont Park - Or should I call it The Central Park of Atlanta?After we got our fill of the Inman Park Festival, Jeff and I rode to Piedmont Park. This is one of the most beautiful parks that I have had the pleasure of visiting, of late.
Below you can see a picture of a Tool Shed in Piedmont Park. This is how good the Tool Shed looks. You can imagine how great the rest of the park must look like.
Another view of the huge dog park.
A huge pond in Piedmont Park. In the distance you can see the tip of the Bank of America building.
A gazebo in the pond. Lots of ducks and geese in the pond. You can see one of them at the bottom of this picture.
Jeff had a pamphlet in his shirt pocket, which for some reason looked like a name tag to me. I kept looking at it, over and over again, and finally upon close examination, realized that it was just a pamphlet. Why would Jeff wear a name tag to go cycling anyway? Just something funny/crazy...
Final AnalysisIt was a great day out. Thanks to my buddy Jeff, I got to see a lot of cool things. It is really nice when people go out of their way to acclimate someone, to their new city, ain't it? :)