We drove down to Soulard, the old French quarter in town, south of downtown, along the river, it is one of the oldest parts of town. Our destination was Bike Works, an organization dedicated to recycling bicycles. I donated my chrome cladded Trek Y-frame, a bike that I easily put 30,000 miles on. I also had a large number of bike wheels to give, an embarrassing large number. They seemed really happy to receive the gifts. I think that the quality of the bicycling equipment was better than their usual fare. On the way back, we stopped off in Tower Grove Park for a walk. There is something in the air this week that is making my eyes water and making me sneeze too.