Last Ride 2014

My favorite recent Atlantis shot The end of the 2014 has been marked by unusually wet and warm weather (pineapple express!) interspersed with unusually dry, clear and cold.  Sure it’s not the approaching absolute zero of the midwest or what have you, but it’s been cold. However I wanted to get in one last ride for 2014, plus I needed to get some ingredients for a New Years potluck and I’ve had those coffee outside plans…

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Ride Reports

Saving Daylight Ride

Ragged lines on grey canvas While I don’t much dig the whole “spring forward” part, I’m always happier when we are on Daylight Savings Time. It means more light after work allowing for these more meandering commutes home. It means that my typically late starts for weekend rides can still be a solid ride before dark. The mornings of course return to darkness for the time being, but it’s already lightening up by 7am and…

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Bicycle Camping

Autumn Bicycle Camping Day 3

We meet only to part coming and going like white clouds, leaving traces so faint hardly a soul notices.   -Ryōkan   October 11th: Ocean While it never did clear up as expected the cloudy weather made for a much warmer and comfortable nights sleep. The night prior I slept in a stocking cap and socks, on this night none of that was necessary.  After arising I did my usual morning routine of coffee, oatmeal…

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Photography Poesy

Where the Sidewalk Ends

WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS by Shel Silverstein   There is a place where the sidewalk ends And before the street begins, And there the grass grows soft and white, And there the sun burns crimson bright, And there the moon-bird rests from his flight To cool in the peppermint wind Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black And the dark street winds and bends. Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow…

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