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My morning has been hijacked by the discovery of a blog I couldn’t resist looking through. A ‘like’ on a recent cycling post was left by All Seasons Cyclist. I don’t have time to check out everyone who clicks a like but I couldn’t resist this one since their username obviously suggested someone interested in cycling throughout the year. He’s in Michigan writing about gear he uses and mostly likes: All Seasons Cyclist. I love coming across information like this. I do not have a local shop where I can go for help nor are there (m)any others in the local area experimenting with all year cycling. I tend to distrust much of what passes for information in magazines since so-called reviews are little more than highly biased advertising.

Yesterday I was on my skis twice. First, I drove out to Ogden for a quick jaunt on the TCT and then last night I opted for skiing (instead of cycling) on Donahue Lake. (more…)

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Barn at sunset, Ogden

Actually I quite like this barn. As I was riding home the other night the sun dipped below the cloud cover to yield about ten minutes of fabulous warm light before setting. It was great timing. I glanced up at the barn as I passed and saw it bathed in the glow, the rusted patina of the roof was irresistible. The motorcycle can be turned far more quickly and safely than a car, it can be parked more easily on the shoulder as well.

Barn at sunset, Ogden

I went through the procedure of exiting my helmet and gloves. I had enough light to handhold so I skipped detaching the tripod. I hurried up to the barn so as not to miss the brief window of opportunity afforded me. Sometimes being in the right spot at the right time makes all the difference. The more time you spend out with a camera the more likely you will be to find yourself in a similar position. It’s not luck so much as better odds.

Barn at sunset, Ogden

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