Hi again, folks. As Jack Nicholson said in The Shining, “I’M BA-A-A-A-CK!”
I don’t actually believe anybody noticed (or cared) that I’ve been gone, but I’ll tell you a little about what I’ve been doing anyway. I was on a three week bike tour, mostly in the state of Washington. I enjoyed it immensely. August was a good month for me to be touring, at least in relation to Cycle365, because the monthly challenge was all about one of my least favorite subjects–VIEW-BLOCKERS. (Though I did manage to post a couple of forgettable tree pictures from the road.) Lines, however, should make September much more interesting.
After 21 straight days of riding The Reckless Mr. Bing Bong, I was excited to get back to Minnesota to ride a different bike. That’s what I’ve been doing for the last week, but I had no interest in taking any pictures of MY State’s many, many varieties of View-Blockers. So I just rode my bike.
In addition, after 21 straight days of riding a 35# bike with another 35-pounds of camping gear, sleeping gear, cooking gear, rain gear, bike tools, clothing, food, and water, I was amazed at how FAST I could ride on a 19# bike with skinny tires pumped up to 100 p.s.i., clipless shoes and pedals, and nothing more than a tire wrench, an air pump, and a spare inner-tube. I felt like a bolt of lightning.
Nevertheless, I did occasionally halt my lightning speed whenever I saw an opportunity to take a picture that might qualify for this month’s challenge. Here’s the first one:
That picture was still in MY Town. I proceeded on to Wisconsin, safe in the knowledge that, at the very least, I would NOT get skunked in my search for lines. I found more lines too. They were all moveable lines, but I think they still count.
Where are all these trains and boats and cars going? I’d like to think, like me, they’re following the straight line to “The Good Thing.”