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come ride with me …

Confession: videographer I am not, but today while riding with my little Lumix, I accidentally switched the mode dial to the video capture mode … and decided, hey –  this might not be a bad idea?  So here is a chance for you to ride along with me – for a few minutes, anyway.  One of these days I will re-attempt with a real video camera, but for now, at least you will get the idea (and get to see a few barns flying by)  😉

You may not believe me, but it really was a perfect day to be out on a bike.  There was still virtually no traffic due to the recent snow-panic, yet the roads had started to clear and were easily ridable.  The landscape was quiet and beautiful with snow, the temperatures were comfortably moderate in the mid-30’s, and I loved having the hushed roads all to myself.

 

not quite clear yet

clear sailing (riding)

 

As the salt trucks had been slowly making their way through the county, I decided to ride my old mountain-turned-commuter bike, in case things were really messy.  For the most part, however, I was surprised at how well things had cleared up.  Yet this hasn’t stopped the schools from declaring yet another Snow Day for tomorrow…

I have to confess that I will hate to see it all melt away.  I could get very used to this nice combination of cross-country skiing and cycling each day.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll get at least another day or two before it all vanishes.

The old barns (& bicycle pics) are here to stay, though.  Oh well.

 

(another) barn & bike

old snowy barn

 

 

Posted by savaconta on January 12, 2011
10 Comments
  1. 01/12/2011

    What – you guys have salt trucks there??!! The only thing they sprinkle in Atlanta is dirt and gravel, and I honestly don’t think it does anything, as evidenced by the interstates STILL being in horrible shape in many places (per news reports – I’m not going to check them out!). Even worse is that for days the gravel then sprays everywhere when people are driving (or biking)! Makes no sense!

  2. 01/12/2011
    Jenn

    VERY cool! Love the music and everything. Still, I think you’re just a little crazy. Just sayin’. Thanks for sharing your world and letting me ‘bike’ while warm and dry 🙂

    • 01/13/2011

      Jenn, I swear – one of these days (when it’s warmer, of course) I am going to take you biking with me, for reals! 🙂

  3. 01/12/2011

    Beautiful and peaceful vid Cassi – made my day!

    • 01/13/2011

      Thanks Stan … I think I need to sign up for the next Stan & Jenn video course at CSC. 🙂

  4. 01/14/2011
    Sharlene

    How do you hold your camera while you are riding? I have used a handlebar mount but haven’t been entirely happy with results.

    • 01/27/2011

      I am so sorry for the late reply … pls forgive me. I did want to answer you – I was shooting handheld, one hand (right). My camera is pretty little though, and when I came to a point I needed to shift, I’d have to stop recording. Not really the best setup, but it was a spur-of-the-moment decision to try it out. I’d love to have a handlebar mount (or other), for both still and possibly video … but haven’t investigated. And thanks for stopping by – I am grateful. 🙂

  5. 01/14/2011

    Love the video and the music track that plays along with it. I’ve been thinking about you every day and hoping you have been having fun in the snow. Enjoy!! 🙂

  6. 01/16/2011

    thanks for the ride! that was fun!

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