That grimy ancient wheel,
That use to give us such a thrill
And make our senses reel …
In now the reigning fad,
Yet the old bicycle days
Made many thousands glad …
Oh, we will give the autos
One long and merry chase,
For hip, hooray, we’re going to have
Another big road race.
I knew … that my family was fixed for life, and when I die I want to die quickly … I saw some deer, but you never have time to stop and get a good look at anything when you are in one of those automobiles. We went around in circles. I spoke to the motorman and asked, if he would know his way out again …When he said he would, I was glad he was there.
About this time, the Saint Louis Police began taking measures to combat “scorchers”. Policemen and their driver would patrol the Park’s roadways in a “high-speed automobile” equipped with a “speed gauge”, looking to apprehend “scorchers”. They were there to enforce the Park’s 8 MPH speed limit.
I biked in the Park both Thursday and Friday mornings, before going to work. Thursday’s ride was gray and the roads were still wet from the preceeding night’s rain. I didn’t take any pictures and I had to clean my bike after that ride. Friday’s ride was sunnier and drier. I got the pictures of the cone flower and the yellow crowned night heron. I got 15 and 16 miles respectively. Later Anne and Joanie walked in the Park and she took the two pictures of the Great White Egret and today’s header.