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Pictures from First Rides 2015

Atlantis framing Mount Rainier The beginning of 2015 found me waylaid by a cold and thus I didn’t get out on my bicycle until January 5th 2015. As per my wont I didn’t get out of the house until late and I ended up doing a fairly standard ride here in the Puget Sound area: South Lake Washington Loop. I rode the anti-clockwise on the loop from the I-90 trail on the west side to…

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Tour2012

It was two years ago today…

  April 30th 2012 I left my apartment in Seattle WA and set off on the first stage of my cross country tour. I first rode to Olympia and spent a few days with friends before setting off around the Olympic Peninsula where I intersected with the Northern Tier route which I rode to Bar Harbor Maine.  Regular readers know I blogged that whole tour and initially uploaded photos to my Tour 2012 photo set on…

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Ride Reports

Autumn ride around the sound

The Mountain as seen from Fay Bainbridge State Park After an unseasonable cool and rainy September the first weekend in October was one of those perfect PNW Autumn days. I’d recently gotten a new camera (a Nikon 1 J2 for you trainspotters out there) and I went out for rides on both Saturday and Sunday with picture taking as a goal but taking advantage of the beautiful weather as my primary motivation.  I’ve been wanting…

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Tour2012

Journey to the East: Photos

Atlantis in East Montana Since returning from the terminus of my 2012 cross country bicycle touring I’ve been slowly (quite slowly alas) sorting through the thousands of photographs that I took. Now I was uploading photos as I went but these stopped around East Montana.  Why is that you ask? Well let me explain the setup I was using for this tour.  I had a Canon Powershop a580 Point and Shoot camera as my primary…

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Photography Ride Reports

Seattle Rides 1: Winter 2012

Showers on part of this ride I’ve been living in Seattle for about nine months now (and of course just across Lake Washington for 12+ years) and am going to at the end of this month set out on an extended bicycle tour. I’ve moved in at the tail end of summer and was here for all of autumn and winter and about half of this spring.  During this time I’ve ridden (and walked and…

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Photography

Signs of Spring

  It’s been really nice of late and I’ve been more interested in riding than writing if you catch my meaning. However the weather has turned to pretty typical Pacific NW late winter/early spring – colder with persistent rain. Of course this doesn’t deter me from riding, but things do tend to be more utilitarian in these cases. However I have built up a backlog of photographs and reports that I’ll take advantage of these…

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