First of all, many many thanks to all of you for the lovely wishes for a good trip! I had been a bit secretive about our travels, being beset by a bit of “flight shame” and also feeling reluctant to take a long trip without our bicycles. And I am always nervous before the beginning of a trip. So I prepared a December bicycle days gallery which kept me comfortable in the here and now and kept my mind off uprooting myself and traveling to distant places, if even for a short time.
HERE IS THE FINAL INSTALMENT OF MY BICYCLE DAYS CHALENGE. I finished the year with 205 bicycle-picture days. I loved the challenge of getting out as often as possible with my camera – whether I felt like it or not. I often doubted when I left the house that I was going to find anything to take a picture of on the trails I had ridden so often. I seldom had a concept beforehand. And it was amazing to see how the same scenes were transformed by the time of day, season and weather, and I always did find something that inspired me to get out my camera.