Saturday, February 18, 2012

Doldrums

Today, my friends and I took a ride to Easton, Pennsylvania. It wasn't a particularly long ride, we did about 200 miles, but the intention was just to get away and enjoy a day of riding.  The weather was relatively warm, I saw a high of 57 degrees on the bike.
My brother and I were joined by a few members of the RAT pack.  One Yamaha Super Tenere, one BMW GS A and four Triumphs.


Hanging out with friends, riding twisty roads and enjoying the sounds of a high revving engine is better than a psychiatrist chair.  It was a ride to get rid of the doldrums of winter.
I'm too tired to blog the trip now, I will leave it for another day, I will end this entry with this picture which I think captures the day's ride.
I stopped as I got near home to see the sun go down and was rewarded with a beautiful sunset.


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    1. Graham on the ADV site just voted this picture for front page material. Thanks

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  2. The second pic is awesome. It gives the bike a halo.

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  3. Both great pics, but I love the simplicity of the first one the bestest.

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    1. I took a few looking for the best, trying to get just the right amount of light through the visor, I liked this one but had trouble selecting the best.

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  4. Very nice images. Wonderful light and mood. Is the second HDR? It looks peaceful, yet like a storm is just looming. I'm not sure which I like best. I like both! :)

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    1. Yes, it's HDR :-) The day had been beautiful but the weatherman had said changing into a few sprinkles late afternoon, he was right this time ;-)

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  5. Exquisite shots. I can't believe there is no snow in the photos.

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    1. Shhhh, don't say anything about snow :-)
      I believe you in Canada, keep the snow on your side. The second shot is HDR, a technique I'm still learning.
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. George:

    I am a sucker for sunsets, or sunrises, but the first one looks good too. Hard to decide. I don't think you know how to snap a bad one

    bob
    Riding the Wet Coast

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    1. Thanks Bob. I love sunsets too. In Africa we used to say "when the sky is really red the next day will be really hot"

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  7. Love the last photo of the bike with the sunset. Glad you had a good ride.

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    1. The photo was nominated by a few people on ADVrider site for front page but it didn't make it. I really like it though. Thanks

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