Although I live in a city, I'm not really a city guy. All my preferred riding is outside any city. Today, after nearly two months of unusually cold and snowy weather, my riding withdrawal peaked and I had to ride some. Since my preferred roads would be icy and dangerous in spots, I thought I'd do a little travelogue of Nashville. So, in no particular order:
I don't have a snow shovel. Who needs it around here? I used my camp shovel to scrape my way out of the garage.
Opry Mills and Opryland Hotel: still closed after being flooded earlier this year. Maybe open by fall.
The General Jackson, like me, waiting for spring.
The Nashville Greenway as it crosses the Cumberland River.
Mill Creek as it is 99.9% of the time. During the earlier flood it was smashing school buildings into cars on I24 about 3 miles from my house.
No way to get a really good pic here at the Tennessee Central Railroad Museum, but a visit to the museum and ride on one of the trains would be a lot of fun. http://tcry.org/
Downtown Nashville from the parking lot at LP Field.
I'm told by those who know that the mangled red metal in this picture is art.
The Ryman Auditorium
LP Field. There was a foot of water on the field during the flood.
The Cumberland River crossed by the pedestrian bridge in the foreground and the newest bridge in the background. On the left, behind the "art" the last building of the old Ingram Barge Company (where my father-in-law worked his entire working career) is being demolished.
1st Avenue along the river: the oldest of the old buildings.
The weirdest statue I have ever seen.
The Tennessee State Capitol: a grand old building.
Union Station. Once a glamorous rail station, now a very nice hotel.
A nice little ride.