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Old 06-21-08, 11:08 PM   #1
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My Friday Ride

So I decided to get out before the heat, but because I teach a class at my club at 8, it was 9:45 before I finally coasted away from home. It was already quite warm and I was prepared for it. I warmed up on some rollers, then headed for Cantelow for the big cllimb.

Along the way I stopped to admire the flowers. My cellphone is my camera.

A week ago they weren't in bloom.

Right near the steepest part of the climb is a field with some burros. They usually stop grazing and watch as cyclists pedal past them.

It was all downhill after that. And hot. I was glad to be home before 11.

The goal of this ride was to just notice things that were picture-worthy, not to finish it in x time, or average y mph, or spend xy min. at some heart rate. I do plenty of that. This ride was for fun.
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Old 06-22-08, 12:03 AM   #2
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Interesting how these pictures give the impression of the California Plein Aire school of landscape painting with solid light and thick color. Photo rides have a completely different pace and feel to them, since your primary goal is to notice what is around you, not beat the clock into submission. I don't do enough of them, but I love to see other folk's rides and pictures. Thanks.
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Old 06-22-08, 05:32 AM   #3
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My kind of ride, RR. I enjoy stopping to take pictures and enjoy the scenery.

Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
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