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    A short trip yesterday

    Got up this morning and it was sunny. It's been raining for a few days, so the riding's been kind of crummy.

    Nothing like chasing this guy down Lucas Valley Road


    It was a little chilly, like 45 or so, and it felt kind of nice.


    In another month, this little section of road is going to be green. That section of road gets no sun in the winter and the road grows algae. Not fun when it's wet. Even in the summer, you can see the asphalt is kind of greenish.


    When I got out to Nicasio, there was still a little fog hiding in the hills. Farm season at Nicasio Farms, the local organic place, is over, but they still have some leftover pumpkins. I'm wondering if they'd sell me one for Thanksgiving pie.


    Indeed. It was.
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    Buy the canned pumpkin, Dave. it makes for a better pie without all the hours of cooking down from scratch. Been there done that.
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    Question Marshmallow?

    So do you think it qualified for the Marhsmallow Butt 325ish?
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    I only rode 40 miles or so.

    But they were quality miles.
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    Re: Marshmallow?

    Originally posted by BradfordBenn
    So do you think it qualified for the Marhsmallow Butt 325ish?
    You Sir have an extraordinarily long memory.I am going to have to watch you..
    Did you notice that there is also a MarshMELLOW Butt rally?Designed by Mrs K.

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    Nepotisism

    I think that Mr. K was disqualified for being a riding partner with Mrs. K.
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    December Ride

    I know this thread's kind of old, but it looked like a good fit. this will be my first attempt at an image in a post. Thought I'd steal a little of Kbasa'a thunder. The Florida coast isn't a patch on the California coast, but it ain't bad. This picture is from today's recreational ride. Yeah, I'm retired -- eat your heart out.
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    Nice one.
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    Okay - new rule number 7.

    I vote for a ban on all "look where I got to ride today" (obviously directed at all us poor bastages in snow country) type posts - especially when they have pictures. Ixnay on such stories from california, hawaii, and florida.
    I wanna see more snow riding pictures from the Canadian riders - maybe then we could make you sun worshippers jealous of us getting to put on all kinds of clothes for a quick commute to work.


    Right.

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    Bring on the snowmobile pictures.



    Those things are spooky fast these days.
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    Unhappy Poor Cliffy777...

    I feel for you, man! I spent 26 years of my life in beautiful Minnesota (somewhat the same climate as MI). I even worked as a carpenter year round...If it were not for a nice flight attendant from United Airlines who lured me to the West Coast twelve years ago?

    I remember the evenings that I'd stand in the garage just staring at my bike. I'm not sure how many times over the winter months I'd detail the damn thing, but it was quite a few, that is for sure...

    Hang in there! Stay off the snowmobiles, though - they're evil!
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    Dave,

    You're a heck of a photographer! The shots of the shadow, and the one loooking back at yourself, are very cool.

    Those are the kinds of shots that feel really, really cool to capture. The ones that few people even try in the first place...

    Was the one of the shadow hand-held, or do you use a clamp on the w/s to hold the camera?

    Ditto on the facial shot....?

    Doug
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    Originally posted by Doug Grosjean
    Dave,

    You're a heck of a photographer! The shots of the shadow, and the one loooking back at yourself, are very cool.

    Those are the kinds of shots that feel really, really cool to capture. The ones that few people even try in the first place...

    Was the one of the shadow hand-held, or do you use a clamp on the w/s to hold the camera?

    Ditto on the facial shot....?

    Doug
    Thanks, Doug. I'm learning. Having a digital camera allows me to take lots and lots and lots of photos. Practice, they tell me, makes for perfect, though I don't know that I'll ever get there. Now fish can take a picture, you should see his stuff.

    I just held it with my left hand. I've now got a tether so I can keep it in the long vertical right hand pocket on my stich. I can reach in, turn the camera on and then hold it out to shoot. If I have to let go of the camera or drop it, the tether will only allow it to fall into my lap. Some folks are quite good at shooting like this, so I think it's a developed skill. Harvey Mushman has some fantastic ones. Maybe he'll put them up here someplace.

    This one has enough reflection that you can see what was going on with the tether and holding the camera:


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    Dave,

    From your helmet, it looks like you hit the Bovine before
    heading out?

    Ian

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    Originally posted by ian408
    Dave,

    From your helmet, it looks like you hit the Bovine before
    heading out?

    Ian
    Several, actually.

    Actually, I got those from a friend of mine in VT, Ted Hall. He sells reflective cow stickers.

    I'm sure someone here has his email address. I think he's an infrequent visitor to this forum, but you might find him in the membership list.
    Dave Swider
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