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I like to ski, mountain bike, drink beer, cook and listen to any jam band I can get my hands on; all while making a complete ass of myself. Hopefully this catharsis is as interesting to others as it is to me.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Shadows and Glow

Early rays of November made their mark on Cholla and I on our weekly SoMo morning ride.  Blessed with cool temps in the lower 50's, I took advantage of the cool air and warm light to play on the camera and trail.  Waiting for Cholla to pad up, I spied interesting shadows on rock and rubber alike.



Peering at the glow of morning on the texture of blue anodization was intoxicating...even after almost three years, this bike still makes me smile.....


Leaning forward, I noticed the way the carbon fiber absorbed the warm light, and reflected it back on the dust accumulating on the Ritchey headset cap.....



Climbing into the ride....clear skies were welcomed as our lungs took in their share to fuel our legs......


Stopping to session an up, Cholla shows how it's done.....it looks tame from above....


....but from the side, the angle of attack presents itself.....


Topping out on another climb........we moved from the cool desert shadows.....


...into the warm dry light..........

Enveloped in the damp shade of the upper waterfall drainage, more front wheel ups were attacked before turning around at Buena Vista for our withdrawal from the mountain; our return to the day opened up before us, a descent towards the sun.

6 comments:

Chad said...

Did he make that one where his pedal is touching the rock?

maadJurguer said...

@Chad....negative....that was one of the fails...he got it on the third try...

chollaball said...

thanks for showing only the attempts, and not the failures hanging on a lip about to tumble backwards. nice contrast of the shots by Cactus Drop.

maadJurguer said...

@Cholla....my favorite is the pano of you, with PHX in the background....the line of demarcation between light and shadow cuts diagonally across you and your bike, the foreground and the background.

chollaball said...

i can't go $40 on the artsy fartsy thing

that is really cool, i did not notice that before. did you plan it that way? nice pic! put a naked chick on my bike and we can be president.

maadJurguer said...

I did....the previous pic shows the set up...knowing you'd rise into the light, I just waited for the shot

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