And Now Some Riding

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Now to finally catch up on some ride photos from the past week or so…

I continue to struggle with some lower back issues, so time spent on the mountain bike is few and far between, but I did manage to sneak a couple short laps in on Sally’s Trail down in Alma during a recent visit to the bike shop. I rode my fat bike, and stuck my old Canon s95 in my pocket to snap a couple of photos. Conditions were HOT! Like mid-nineties, 70% humidity, flowers wilting before your eyes sort of hot.

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After just 7 miles I was covered in a thick layer of dust caked sweat, and anxious to some cooler temps. NOT winter temps, but some mid-70s would be greatly appreciated right now.

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I shot the photos above RAW with the s95, and processed in Lightroom. I used to love, LOVE the little s95–and still do to an extent–but after using the Fuji X Series stuff and a Nikon D7100, I have to almost force myself to use it. I still enjoy shooting with it more than with a phone, and it’s super easy to stick in a jersey pocket, so there is that.

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The next couple rides were back on dirt roads and in some seriously humid conditions. Not humid for Costa Rica, but freaking HUMID for Michigan. The sort of humidity where your eyelids are coated with sweat, your kit is soaked, and your hands are pruned– and it’s NOT raining!

For the next few rides I used combinations of either the Fuji X-T10 or the Nikon D7100. I love using both of them, but I’ve been using the D7100 so much lately that in full manual mode, everything just sort of clicks for me (no pun intended). In the end, I don’t really care that much about equipment. A camera is only good if you’re taking photos, and capturing memories with it, even if those memories are of some crap dirt road ride in the middle of Michigan.

Here’s some of what I took, thanks for looking.

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fin.

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