Nature’s Angles

On a short and cold ride to visit friends on New Year’s day, I stopped only once or twice for pictures. We were traveling on streets that we have ridden so often and I wasn’t seeing anything I felt like taking a picture of. When we crossed the Würm, Janos pointed to the tree trunk. Thanks, Janos! That was my picture for the day. But what about polygons I was thinking…

If you’re not a stickler and insist on straight lines drawn by a ruler, which I am not, you might see several polygons here, mainly triangular spaces between the branches and tree trunks. Anyway it’s a picture for the challenge and I might not have any new pictures or rides for a while – it’s just too darn grey and cold.

My new year’s resolution is to stay off the bike in unpleasant weather, forget kilometers and the number of rides. Instead I should walk – which I find more tiring than turning the pedals and tend to avoid. But it’s something to work on. A further stipulation for my new year’s resolution – just in case I ride my bike anyway, I will also walk on that day.

Let’s hope the weather gets better fast! I want to find some more of nature’s polygons, on my bicycle.

I'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. Cycling and photography are my favorite things.

7 response to "Nature’s Angles"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: January 3, 2021

    Indeed, those are polygons.

    I feel similar to walking, plus I find it oh so boring! I am also TRYING to not be obsessed with miles. My attempt is to count the days or number of rides I can do, and forget bout the miles. I say that, but have little faith in myself that I will be successful at this.

    • By: Suzanne Posted: January 4, 2021

      I know, counting the miles can certainly put you under pressure. Counting the number of rides can too. Now I’m counting my walks and distance. 😉

  2. By: Laura Posted: January 4, 2021

    I find walking around the neighborhood boring, but I enjoy hiking on soft paths, especially in a woods. I was told that biking is not helping my osteopenia like walking would. Needs to be a weight bearing activity. I have clothes to stay warm when hiking, but they are too bulky for me to bike in.

    • By: Suzanne Posted: January 4, 2021

      I’m quite sure walking is more beneficial for maintaining strong bones. I don’t find it hard to stay warm walking. I even have a little hand warmer for when my fingers get too cold when handling the camera. Actually I said to myself, “no camera just walking”. Haven’t been successful at that yet.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 4, 2021

    “My new year’s resolution is to stay off the bike in unpleasant weather, forget kilometers and the number of rides”
    Count me in! I found myself just doing miles for miles not the enjoyment of cycling so much, not what its about (for me anyway)
    Cold gray and ugly here too.
    Nice photo, and I see lots of polygons in it.

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: January 6, 2021

    Those are some beautiful, natural polygons. Walking does test the same muscles in a different way to cycling. I remember doing a really long day hike in the middle of one of my bike tours at Glacier NP in Montana. It was a popular trail with a lot of hikers. My cardio fitness was so excellent that I was just blowing by people like they were standing still (I wanted to do an out-and-back hike so needed to hike pretty fast to be finished before afternoon storms). However, that evening, my calf muscles were pretty sore even though they had many thousands of ride miles in them! So cross training is good! Walking can seem frustratingly slow when you’ve been biking a lot though….

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