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my struggle with brevity

still waiting for winter to arrive

I tend to fall behind, as you know by now … On my bicycle, as well as in posting to this blog in a timely manner.   I try and tell myself that I should just try to make a habit of “quick and simple” – make it brief –  rather than trying to wait for a time when I feel I really have something to say, something to write.  I should possibly (probably?) treat this more like my messy disjointed journal and be more spontaneous, simple, and concise.

So I tell myself.  And of course I never listen.

This time of year tends to be slightly less than crazy with the holidays just around the corner.  My boys have all come home (smiles), the music has returned, the boys and their friends gather around the table for epic games of Risk late into the night, the shopping and the wrapping are in progress, and the baking will hopefully begin soon.  (And to my friend Myrna, I am sorry but I have yet to try the macaron recipes… sorry.)

Rather than try to write anything more, I’ll leave it to the iPhone pics to tell the story of recent ridings and other sights.  Brief.  I’m trying to be brief.

cars passing

... and cows

knees and knickers

love match

$0.00 per gallon (and $1.00 for the newspaper)

no snow ... only white fluffy stuff of a different kind

#330daysofbiking update & some photos

an excellent message ... as seen in Clarksville, TN

I probably should have waited one more day for the end-of-the-month update, but the pile of photos was getting out of hand.

So, the official count as of today: 138 days on a bicycle, out of 151 days.  Two-hundred and sixteen days remaining.  The month of August was a tough one – missed 6 days of riding –  between the heat, the trip to Chicago, and schlepping the college-bound boys.  But now, everyone is back in school, the weather should be turning cooler, and there are many beautiful riding days ahead.

Spent the past week riding a lot with Mason before he headed back to APSU.  It was perfect, and I will miss his company.  😀

So … a few of the images from days past.  (The remainder, and more, can always be seen in my #330daysofbiking set on Flickr.)

#330daysofbiking, Day 127 ... behind the rails

#330daysofbiking Day 129 ... fun with iPhone and Xtracycle

#330daysofbiking Day 130 ... new and old

#330daysofbiking Day 133 ... Mason, moving faster than the river

#330daysofbiking, Day 135 ... final days. Met the owner of this barn today while riding, who told me it would be torn down soon; old timber/log frame is more valuable than the building left standing. Makes me sad tho.

#330daysofbiking Day 137 - while I jump off to take photos, she gets to take a nap

#330daysofbiking Day 137 ... last ride; heading back to school today

#330daysofbiking, Day 138 .... stopping for coffee, and my sweet little PoCampo rack bag/purse

tiny bicycle world

This one is for my friends Jenn and Stan, who have been helping me in past few months with all things photo. I put it together over Thanksgiving, and somehow forgot to include it here until now.  It’s my idea of a perfect planet. (LOL)

Jenn and Stan recently co-taught a great digital photography class at the local community college, which helped me immensely understand how to use my DSLR to it’s (nearly) fullest potential.  I’m still learning. They followed up with an action-packed Photoshop class. I’m still trying to get a handle on what I’m doing, and plan to take a private lesson or two, but I definitely had fun playing with some of the crazy ways you can digitally manipulate a simple image …

Check out their website, Scrappers Workshop, for lots of great tutorials and other photo stuff.

As for my Tiny Bike World – a big thanks also to my Kids, along with Matt, Tim and Boaz for manning the bikes and being incredibly patient while I took the pictures for this thing.  Hope they had as much fun as I did ;).