Easter Memphis. Get out!
There are a few items on my list today. As I predicted (sort of) Ghost River will open a tap room. Finally. I asked a rep several years ago about a tap room. Her response? “Where would we put it?” Technically correct. Production was maxed out. There was no room for a tap room. And… Harahan Bridge project was just a future plan. Now that the bike / ped bridge is becoming a reality, Ghost River is in the perfect place to catch those thirsty riders. I am looking forward to having a beer on the way back across the river. Read more about the tap room from the Commercial Appeal here.
Bikes? Yes bikes. The Greenline Extension is in the news because of the construction going on at Germantown Parkway. There is even news that cyclists are using the “almost ready” trail. I may have to swing by that way this week to take some photos. Usually I cut down to Gardner Road and then enter Shelby Farms from the west side of the park. I may have to change the route and check out the new extension soon. Read more about the construction for the Greenline Extension here in the Commercial Appeal.
And speaking of bikes, this news is not good. “Amid cycling boom, penalties for errant drivers remain light.” The story is by Scott McFetridge. I’ve heard of this in the past. Get a jury to side with a cyclist. Good luck with that. Unless you are on the bike, riding down the road, the general motoring public unfortunately does not understand how difficult it can be at times. Potholes, debris on the road, motorists running red lights, motorists who cannot wait for you to cross the street (even though the cyclist has the right of way) are a near daily problem for myself. The guy a few weeks ago insisted that I could not ride by bicycle on the street in Shelby Farms. Gimme 3 feet people, gimme 3 feet. Not. Asking. A lot.
And now two topics about isolation. If you enjoy a good mystery, get the series Silo by Hugh Howey. Don’t take my word. There are only over 11+ THOUSAND great reviews for this series. Really, the books are excellent. You think you know, and then you don’t know. Then you think you get it, but you don’t. The series really is a good one. Check it out.
Don’t have time to read a book? Then check out THIS movie:
This film is a fantastic psychological thriller. You think you get it, but you don’t. Then you think you know what’s going on, but you are wrong. THEN you think you know it all, but you don’t. Great suspense and great acting. Check it out Memphis.
Done. See YOU back here for more bikes, beers and books. Cheers.