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Old 06-03-14, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by jppe View Post
She looks like she's tailor made for hill climbing.

Yep. She is in incredible shape ... as is her husband ... an occasional cyclist that gave me a run for my money climbing up that back side. Great folks!

Here is a little more of us riding through the Eastern Sierra. What a gorgeous day! This particular valley is typically headwindy, and when we made the turn to head south, we got a snootfull of 15-20 MPH headwinds. It looked like we were in for a 50 mile sufferfest, but only a few miles up the road, the winds magically disappeared, eventually turning into TAILwinds for much of the distance.

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Old 06-03-14, 10:11 AM
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At the beginning of May, we did a tour of the Sonoma / Napa wine country with tour operator Santana Tandems. Here are a couple of pics.

Our group. Photo by Eugene Mezereny


We rode with a couple from Colorada, a BF member Colotandem. We are leading in this pic. Photo by Eugene Mezereny


Climbing 15% grade. Photographer unknown from Santana's website pictures loaded by various people


Colotandem Photo by me


Selfies

Photo by Colotandem


Photo by me.


Problems: overcooked shift photo by me
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Old 06-03-14, 05:42 PM
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Wow, what great pictures!

Have you done a coffee-table book 395?

From my ride up through the redwoods today.

Does this tree make my bike look small?



This is Stone Lagoon.



Prairie Creek Redwoods State/National Park. You can see elk in the field.


With the self-release. I am pretending to read the energy bar ingredients. Good acting, right?
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Old 06-04-14, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
Wow, what great pictures!

Have you done a coffee-table book 395?

From my ride up through the redwoods today.
Thanks!

You know, it's funny you would mention that. Some friends have recently suggesting I do one. I was thinking more along the lines of making a calendar of images and donating the proceeds to a charity.

Nice pix of the Redwoods, BTW. Wow.

Here's a couple from the same area from the weekend before:

Copse of Trees at Conway Summit:


Bodie (Cool Ghost Town):
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Old 06-04-14, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
Thanks!

You know, it's funny you would mention that. Some friends have recently suggesting I do one. I was thinking more along the lines of making a calendar of images and donating the proceeds to a charity.
I've made 4-5 books using MyPublisher. They really are nice quality, but a bit pricy. There's something nice about holding a big hardcover book with full bleed photos on quality paper. You might enjoy that more than a calendar. Perhaps I'm old-fashioned, but there's something fun about holding a book that you created.

This one
I did after my wife's dad died, and I made a copy for each of her siblings.
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Old 06-05-14, 08:15 AM
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I am a HUGE fan of making actual photo books. In our digital world so many images just disappear. MySpace? Floppy drives? Zips disks?
Make a book.
Yes, the large ones can be costly, but still worth it.
And small paper bound ones are so expensive.
Here's one I did that I love.
Montana, Idaho and Oregon, 2010 by Curtis Corlew: Sports & Adventure | Blurb Books
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Old 06-05-14, 09:14 AM
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Hmm. Looks cool! I'll have to give one a try.

Here is one from the ESD last weekend. This time, I'm one of the ones on the other side of the camera. We're on the June Lake Loop, and behind us is Carson Peak, and although it's hard to see ... Horsetail Falls (what looks like a waterfall in the background is actually a snow chute).



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Old 06-06-14, 12:41 PM
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It's been a long time since I managed to ride my beautiful Bianchi - November last year in fact. Serious family illness and unpredictable working hours plus bad weather have conspired to keep me out of the saddle for over six months. I did get a short ride on my folder last week but today was Bianchi day!



I bought the aluminium frame off Ebay last year for a fraction of what it would have cost new. It had hardly been used and was in near perfect condition. I then built it up with Campagnolo Centaur group set and Campagnolo wheels, Cinelli stem and 'bars plus Time pedals and Continental tyres. It rides like a dream. Today was one of those hot sunny English summer days that happen about once in several months! I had to ride. I only did about 18 miles through quiet country lanes and beside a local river but boy was it good to be back on two wheels.



Here's looking forward to more time on my Italian thoroughbred.
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Old 06-06-14, 06:33 PM
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Thanks for all the spectacular photos! Just curious what kind of cameras everyone is packing in their saddle bags?
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Old 06-07-14, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post

That reminds me of this ride, in Lamoille Canyon near Elko, Nevada. Over 8,000 feet. This is with the self-release, so I guess I be on both sides of the camera:



This was on a trip through Utah and Nevada. You can see more photos here: https://pages.suddenlink.net/tripsite/utah7.htm

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Old 06-07-14, 10:27 AM
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Cycle free content! Anniversary dinner in Napa, just before the dar Williams concert.


Some enjoy post-dinner coffee, others a nice California Zin port. And now, off to the concert!
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Old 06-07-14, 10:30 AM
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Here are some more shots from that trip:

Driving across Nevada:



Angel's Landing:





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Old 06-07-14, 05:25 PM
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Can't begin to imagine how you could wrap the chain like that with your shoe clipped in. So cool.
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Old 06-09-14, 08:55 PM
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This is a test...at least it is bicycle related even though not a mountain scene
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I never tire of this view.

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Some pictures of my solo ride a few weeks ago around Mooresville and Swancott Alabama. Wheat was still green and growing and cotton and soybeans not up yet.

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Old 06-11-14, 09:42 AM
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Mount Ventoux to the left of the castle at sunrise. We climbed it that morning.



I always liked the pictures of cyclists next to the sunflower fields that we often see in the Tour de France. This is me in Provence. Pic by Colotandem.



And of course, just the flowers. Pic by Santana Tandems

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Old 06-11-14, 10:07 AM
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Great pics of the ESD Biker395. I took a couple of pics early (still need to get them off my camera.. was gone to the midwest last week) but then spent the rest of the ride just trying to finish!
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Old 06-11-14, 10:17 AM
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Can't begin to imagine how you could wrap the chain like that with your shoe clipped in. So cool.
The chain comes off on the inside of the shoe and wraps from the inside. We had to take off the rear wheel and rotate the crank in reverse to unwind the chain.
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Old 06-12-14, 11:59 AM
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The Black Stallion before the red bar tape, red seat and red bottle cage.
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Old 06-12-14, 01:50 PM
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I played mechanical support for my LBS's Thursday Ladies Ride. A couple women snuck into a local art sculpture.

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Old 06-14-14, 10:03 AM
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Concept test (using my iPhone) for a photo I hope to shoot in better light using my dSLR.
I had too much fun doing it so I thought I'd share it here.


Tricia x11 iPhone test
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One of my favorites from Riding the Rockies. This was on the descent off of Fremont Pass. I took it while screaming by at 50+ mph.....hit a hard bump not long afterwards!

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