My Colorful, Kaleidoscopic, Kodachrome Day In The Sun

PART ONE: Like St. George, Utah’s Color Country, Zen Trail, and Virgin River Canyon All Rolled Up Into One . . . Only Better

My Colorful, Kaleidoscopic, Kodachrome day in the sun was SO colorful and kaleidoscopic and Kadachromatic that I’m going to have to separate it into two posts. Otherwise, I’ll certainly exceed the photo tolerance level of every guy and gal on Cycle365.

In Part One, I will be displaying the multi-colored canyons and rock formations of MY Town, which rival those of St. George, Utah in every way — except for grandiosity, orange-ness, and huge-ness, which aren’t all that important anyway.

Part Two will be coming tomorrow. I can’t reveal what it’s all about at this time, but I assure you the spectacular-ity of color will blow your mind.

For now lets just enjoy a few of my “Kodak Moments” involving ROCK.

Check out the incredible shades of gray, black, white, off white, taupe, umber, brown, tan, beige, ecru, and other earth tones.

More spectacular canyon scenery. Can you see The Reckless Mr. Bing Bong?

No need to strain your eyes, I zoomed in for you.

Those pictures were taken from close proximity to a paved bike trail. The next few pictures involved a little biking through the snow, and when that got too treacherous, a little hiking.

It might not look like it, but we’ve lost about a foot of snow cover in the last five days. And, yes, that bike track in the snow is mine.

No matter how much of a tough-guy biker one thinks he is, there comes a time when he has to start walking.

Nice green in that moss, if I do say so myself. Probably not much moss in southern Utah.

Sure there are split rocks near St. George, but you’d have to go into the higher elevations to find this much snow.

The Reckless Mr. Bing Bong attracts the most attention, but look above him. It’s the colors of ancient hieroglyphics.

A faint hint of orange hieroglyphics in this rock formation.

My own Big Rock Candy Mountain.

And back to my bike where I left it. Time for the long slog back out of this valley.

He ain’t heavy, he’s my bike.

Sure, to some of you, things looked pretty bland today. Just wait ’til tomorrow though. Please tune in again. Thank you.

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.

5 response to "My Colorful, Kaleidoscopic, Kodachrome Day In The Sun"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: March 5, 2021

    Nice exposures of bedrock — practically unknown here.
    Had to look up ‘ecru’ . . . . Yes, Virginia, ecru is a color.
    Most interesting was discovering that Ancient Aliens celebrated Valentines Day.

  2. By: Laura Posted: March 5, 2021

    Beautiful, in spite of muted colors. No way I could carry my bike. It would have to take up residency on the trail.

  3. By: Suzanne Posted: March 6, 2021

    I like those rock formations! And a nice picture of your shouldering Mr. Bing Bong.

  4. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: March 6, 2021

    Grey, brown and white not exactly colourful, but I’ll give you A for effort. Whilst Scott might not be in Colorful Colorado, he’s pretty close in Utah, me thinks this competition might be rigged.

  5. By: NancyG Posted: March 6, 2021

    And where can you so easily find ecru AND ancient hieroglyphics ??? YOUR town surely seems to have everything for the explorer with a camera and an imagination 😉.

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