Sunday, January 20, 2008

Riding with Jake 002

This morning was cloudy, with some fog, and I was wondering what the mood was like at my bridge. I took along a camera from school, a Canon Rebel xti w/28-135 IS 3.5-5.6. It's a new lens for my high school students and I wanted to test it. It's pretty smooth, focuses at a pretty close range (about a foot and a half) and the IS seemed pretty flawless on first use.
The scene at the bridge was not as good as I was hoping, no fog. Oh well. I'll try again on another day. I did muscle my way up Tubbs hill on the way back, which is always an accomplishment on a 42/18 cross bike, carrying two cameras and 4 lenses in a backpack!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Riding with Jake 001 part B

Riding with Jake 001 began by heading straight for the bridge that is tucked into a less-traveled part of South Prairie soon to be more traveled in that it is part of the proposed new bike path route. From the bridge I headed down the Lower-Burnett loop and hopped off the bike, made my way down a slippery tangled slope and found this eerie little hut. I can't begin to think of what it was for or why it's there. After finding a cool little stream and building some singletrack in my head, I found myself running late and had to hustle home.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Riding with Jake 001

This is my first presentation of Riding with Jake. I am going to start cataloging my adventures on my single speed cross bike. It seems to be the go to bike for exploring because it handles on and off road very well. And it is just fun to ride!
Yesterday presented itself with an extra hour and a half, so I took Jake down off the rack and did some local exploring. I've been wanting to photograph this bridge for a while. It turned out to be too late in the day for best results but I'll come back next time about an hour after sunrise. I have it scoped out now! I found another interesting hillside that would be a great place to build some single track...we'll see if I find the time to do that!