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Old 08-29-14, 04:10 PM
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Well, after taking nearly 3 weeks away from the Fuji to get my son moved off to college for his freshman year and dealing with the passing of my sister-in-law, it was time to get back on the saddle. I took an afternoon ride today up to and around part of my normal route that follows the shore line of my local lake. It was pretty warm today, but a beautiful day none the less. I'll get in another ride tomorrow, but Sunday and Monday will be dedicated to opening day of dove season here in Texas. That's about as close to a state holiday as it gets, so I'll be in the fields with my shotgun.

A couple of shots from today...





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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
Only a few km's down the road for my first try at layering images. Gotta start somewhere.

Those are some beautiful pictures. I really needed some new desktop background material, thanks. What kind of Camera are you using? Been thinking about getting one of those digital SLR cameras, something entry level but takes nice pictures.
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Old 08-30-14, 04:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Cafe
Those are some beautiful pictures. I really needed some new desktop background material, thanks. What kind of Camera are you using? Been thinking about getting one of those digital SLR cameras, something entry level but takes nice pictures.
Thanks mate, that pic was to teach myself how image stacking is done in photoshop. That's two shots, the first exposure was 8 seconds of my bike with the headlight and the second exposure 25 minute's at the South Celestial Pole.

Unfortunately I live on the wrong side of the city, the glow behind the trees is light pollution so have to use 100iso. But now I know how to stack images in photoshop (it's very easy) I can do a lot more thoughtful images.


On photography forums some people stack 100 or more images into one shot, I'm not that keen but it's a lot of fun trying different things. I used my canon 650d for this shot. If you wanted a dslr to play with have a look at used cameras, they can be bought cheap now, even the older 450d 550d or 600d can achieve great shots even better than my newer model because after all it's the person behind the camera that counts. I still think I'm a noob but it's fun at any level.

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Old 08-30-14, 12:55 PM
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On a treasure hunt ! My local riding group sponsored a short local ride where we took pictures of some things and gathered others. I think It was a ploy to get us to pick up trash in the neighborhood, but they fed us at the end. 8 people showed and we were broken into two teams. For all the rough street riding we did, I was happy to have brought my ds! If you get do do something similar, I highly recommend it.
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jbchybridrider: some great locales and even greater pics! You are a legit photographer!
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Old 08-31-14, 06:37 AM
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^^ Thanks mate recognition is always nice for the confidence.

Today was windy and overcast so used the cover of riding in town and along the coast with a tail wind. The only bad thing was the muffler fell off my car driving to town.

A kayak race was about to start I checked out the crafts there were many more out of pic, interesting to me I did kayaking before my back injury and hope to start again.


I didn't see him get going without getting tangled.




Adelaide is well setup for cyclists.




Being a lollyholic the smell coming out the door made me weak at the knees.




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Just a quick ride on unpaved country roads. It was very wet and muddy after last nights storm, and just an hour or so before the next one. I stayed dry, but mud was all over me and my bike lol Great ride!
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Old 09-01-14, 07:19 PM
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Very quick photos as I rode on a path that runs along the Erie canal. Came across some corn stalks and a heron enjoying the beautiful weather.
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Away on business. Rang the hotel to ask where I could store my bike if I brought it up.

In the underground car park, behind reception or....



Took a nice 35km ride after business was concluded
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Originally Posted by limbot
Away on business. Rang the hotel to ask where I could store my bike if I brought it up.

In the underground car park, behind reception or....



Took a nice 35km ride after business was concluded
Air conditioned room is the best for our "babies". Did he/she sleep on the couch, or in bed with you? JK ;-)
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Originally Posted by lopek77
Just a quick ride on unpaved country roads. It was very wet and muddy after last nights storm, and just an hour or so before the next one. I stayed dry, but mud was all over me and my bike lol Great ride!
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Great image, Lopek; sounds like a good ride!
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Originally Posted by camjr
Well, after taking nearly 3 weeks away from the Fuji to get my son moved off to college for his freshman year and dealing with the passing of my sister-in-law, it was time to get back on the saddle. I took an afternoon ride today up to and around part of my normal route that follows the shore line of my local lake. It was pretty warm today, but a beautiful day none the less. I'll get in another ride tomorrow, but Sunday and Monday will be dedicated to opening day of dove season here in Texas. That's about as close to a state holiday as it gets, so I'll be in the fields with my shotgun.

A couple of shots from today...





Cheers!
Good to see you out and about and racking up the miles on that beastie of yours.
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Old 09-04-14, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by camjr
Well, after taking nearly 3 weeks away from the Fuji to get my son moved off to college for his freshman year and dealing with the passing of my sister-in-law, it was time to get back on the saddle. I took an afternoon ride today up to and around part of my normal route that follows the shore line of my local lake. It was pretty warm today, but a beautiful day none the less. I'll get in another ride tomorrow, but Sunday and Monday will be dedicated to opening day of dove season here in Texas. That's about as close to a state holiday as it gets, so I'll be in the fields with my shotgun...
Looks like a beautiful day out. Does Texas get cool / cold over winter? Sorry for my ignorance, but my image of much of Texas is farm (ranch) land. I'm obviously very wrong when I see your pics.
Also, my condolances to you and your family.
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
Only a few km's down the road for my first try at layering images. Gotta start somewhere.



If I hold my mobile strap and spin my Samsung around real fast will I get the desired effect?
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Old 09-04-14, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by giantcfr1
Looks like a beautiful day out. Does Texas get cool / cold over winter? Sorry for my ignorance, but my image of much of Texas is farm (ranch) land. I'm obviously very wrong when I see your pics.
Also, my condolances to you and your family.
Thank you for that. Yes, Texas does have seasons. The difference is that Summer is always hot, and Winter does cool down and get cold for stretches - it just doesn't stay truly cold for long. We do get snow and ice, but two days later it could be 60F. We may have a week with high temps hovering around freezing, but again, it won't last for weeks on end.

That lake is really a man made illusion. There is only one natural lake in all of Texas (Caddo Lake in Northeast Texas). All other lakes are man-made reservoirs (as evidenced by the long dam in the background in the photo with me and the bike). They are often huge (like Lewisville Lake pictured in my post), but are there to provide water sources. Luckily, there are usually several around most urban centers so they provide ample opportunites for recreation, fishing, boating, camping, CYCLING, etc.

Texas is still made up of huge sections of farm and ranch land, but suffers from urban and suburban sprawl like most other states. It's certainly not Japan!

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Originally Posted by badger1
Great image, Lopek; sounds like a good ride!
Thank you! Yes, it was a great ride.
My advice to myself - don't let a little of mud discourage you from riding. Just pack all your gear in a zip lock bags, and have fun! lol
This kind of spontaneous, no plan rides are the best. You never know what you will see, where you end up, and ...when you gonna be back home...Pure fun! lol
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What have the Romans ever done for us?
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30mi today is some of the hottest conditions here on the treasure coast of florida. cfl heat index 98 humidity 70% = soaked & stoked now that i'm finished. had a pretty gnarly headwind on the way so i could only hold 17 mph ): there. tailwind let me jam 24 mph on the way back. weeeeee.

also had the closest call ever today on a1a. car missed me by 6inches! i swear i almost soiled my saddle! arse crossed the bike lane right in front of me and touched the grass before regaining control of there hunk of steel. this cat is running out of lives!
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I did a 20 mile ride not a big deal to the forum members but I am recovering from total knee replacement so that is a big ride for me. I went from Novato ca to San Rafael Ca and back on the levee on the San Francisco Bay.
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33 miles on a beautiful unpaved country roads in SE Michigan. 13.1 mph average speed on 28 mm tires...Definitively no texting while riding on these loose surface roads lol The road surface was in a terrible shape after last night "the worst storm in SE Michigan this year" , according to our local TV stations. Weather was awesome though. Partly sunny, low humidity, and only around 70 F.
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Great rides everyone. My getting back on the saddle has been curtailed a bit by a respiratory infection followed by an eye infection. It sucks to get old where these things knock me down more than they used to. I do appear to be coming out the other side!
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I didn't feel to good either camjr. I was working on a camping conversion for the back of my van this week and my back didn't agree with it so just did the same route as last weekend at an easy pace. My back feels better now but energy levels are a bit flat.



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Was on my way back from a 15 mile ride when I saw some awesome cloud formations.

Clear and gorgeous when I left but a thick layer of cloud had rolled in when I was nearing my home.



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Wow. Yeah, that's quite dramatic looking. Nice captures.
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Fantastic Aquaduct
We have a beautiful one here in Kyoto too.
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