I must say, I wasn’t too sure about this “RADIATION” theme for the August challenge. The word conjures up images of Chernobyl and Three Mile Island and animals with horrible deformities. It also reminds me of 10th-grade geometry class where the radius between me and a grade of D was razor thin.
Almost as awful as those memories from the past was the emptiness in my head toward the future. I couldn’t imagine going out there and finding any examples of radiation other than the sorry idea of taking a picture of my own bike wheels.
Well, that’s not completely true. I DID have one idea — it was my ace-in-the-hole in case my ride today was a complete radiation failure.
But guess what happened once I started riding in search of radiationalogical content. I found mega-gamma-rays of radiuses and radii AND radical radiation-poisoning from an intense sun. I found so many legitimate examples of radiation in the first 45-minutes that I put put my phone away for the rest of my ride. (Except for one final picture at the end which was simply too overwhelmingly radia-riffic to ignore.)
I hope you are enjoying my radiation pictures so far. I have a couple more to go. But you wouldn’t believe the number of pictures I deleted. I mean, I have to save SOMETHING for the rest of the month. But I could not save this:
All this happened on only the first day. I might as well give up while I’m ahead.
Hi. My name is Greg and I ride my bike a lot. That is to say, I ride my bike almost every day. I go on long rides and short rides. Sunny rides, cloudy rides, and rainy rides. I like commuting, errand-running, day-tripping, overnighting, and touring on my bike. I ride on city streets, highways, gravel, single track, and snow with equal enthusiasm. Sometimes I ride fast and sometimes I ride slow. I try to keep my feet on the pedals at stop lights and I do not dismount when I hop up on a curb. I have a roadie bike, a mountain bike and a touring bike. I try to accept any challenge a bike ride can throw at me without complaint. But I don't like bugs.